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APA-60: USS Banner

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 24 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 1853) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington CA.
• Launched, 3 May 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 15 September 1944
• Commissioned
USS Banner (APA-60), 16 September 1944, LCDR. James R. Page in command
• During World War II
USS Banner was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fourteen, COMO. D. L. Ryan USN (16); TransDiv Forty-One, CAPT. H.J. Wright USN and participated in two campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Banner was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 19 to 27 September 1945
USS Banner (APA-60) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 91 (TRANSDIV 91) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned at Bikini Atoll, 27 August 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
USS Banner earned two battle stars for her World War II service
Final Disposition, scuttled off Kwajalein, 16 February 1948

APA-61: USS Barrow

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 28 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1854) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 11 May 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 27 September 1944
• Commissioned
USS Barrow (APA-61), 28 September 1944, LCDR. Herman Jorgensen, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS Barrow was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W. S. Popham USN (14); TransDiv Forty-Five, CAPT. A.C.J. Sabalot USN (20) and participated in two campaigns.
USS Barrow (APA-61) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 92 (TRANSDIV 92) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned at Bikini Atoll, 28 August 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 28 May 1948
USS Barrow earned two battle stars for World War II service
• Final Disposition, scuttled off Kwajalein, 11 May 1948

APA-62: USS Berrien

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 23 February 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1855) at • Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 20 May 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 7 October 1944
Commissioned
USS Berrien (APA-62), 8 October 1944, LCDR. John M. Gallagher, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS Berrien was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fifteen, COMO. W. S. Popham USN (14); TransDiv Forty-Three and participated in two campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Berrien was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 17 May 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1947
USS Berrien earned two battle stars for World War II service
• Towed to San Francisco and returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 August 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 May 1966, to Zidell Explorations, Portland, OR. for $83,817.00 (PD-X-726 dated 22 April 1955). Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 11 July 1966, and delivered to Zidell Explorations

APA-63: USS Bladen

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 8 March 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1856) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 31 May 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 17 October 1944
• Commissioned
USS Bladen (APA-63), 18 October 1944, LCDR. Walter P. Hartung USNR in command
• During World War II
USS Bladen was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W.S. Popham USN (14); TransDiv Forty-Four, CAPT. J. H. Seyfried USN and participated in two campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Bladen was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 14 to 26 October 1945
USS Bladen (APA-63) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 26 December 1946, at Norfolk, VA
• Berthed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet until August 1953
USS Bladen earned two battle stars for her World War II service
• Returned the Maritime Administration, 3 August 1953, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 October 1953
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1955, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. (PD-X-521 dated 14 June 1955) for $161,166.00. Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet and delivered to Boston Metals Co., 3 August 1955

APA-64: USS Bracken

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 13 March 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1857) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 10 June 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 3 October 1944
• Commissioned
USS Bracken (APA-64), 4 October 1944, LCDR. Charles S. Lee USNR in command
• During World War II
USS Bracken was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fourteen, COMO. D. L. Ryan USN (16); TransDiv Forty-Two, CAPT. A.R. Mack USN (17)
• Following World War II
USS Bracken was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
USS Bracken did not earn any battle stars during WWII
USS Bracken (APA-64) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned at Bikini Atoll, 27 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 April 1948
• Final Disposition, scuttled off Kwajalein, 10 March 1948
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USS Bracken is the third ship up from the bottom in the photo above

APA-65: USS Briscoe

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 29 March 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1858) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 19 June 1944
• Commissioned
USS Briscoe (APA-65), 29 October 1944, CAPT. August J. Detzer Jr. USN in command
• During World War II
USS Briscoe was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Sixteen, COMO J. R. McGovern USN; TransDiv Forty-Six,COMO J. R. McGovern USN
• Following World War II
USS Briscoe was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
USS Bracken did not earn any battle stars during WWII
USS Briscoe (APA-65) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned at Bikini Atoll, 29 August 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 13 July 1948
• Final Disposition, sunk by
USS Duluth (CL-87) off Kwajalein, 6 May 1948

APA-66: USS Brule

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 10 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1859) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched 30 June 1944
• Commissioned
USS Brule (APA-66), 31 October 1944, CDR. Edward J. Fluhr in command
• During World War II
USS Brule was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Sixteen, COMO. J.B. McGovern USN; TransDiv Forty-Seven, CAPT. C.L. Hutton USN (20)
• Following World War II
USS Brule was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
USS Brule (APA-66) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 91 (TRANSDIV 91) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned at Bikini Atoll, 28 August 1946
• Decommissioned at Kwajalein Atoll, 29 August 1946
• Final Disposition, sunk as a target off Kwajalein, 11 May 1948
• Struck from the Naval Register, 28 May 1948
USS Brule did not earn any battle stars during WWII

APA-67: USS Burleson

Gilliam-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 22 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1860) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 11 July 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 7 November 1944
• Commissioned
USS Burleson (APA-67), 8 November 1944, LCDR. Barhard Hartley USNR in command
• During World War II
USS Burleson was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Eighteen, COMO. J.G. Moyer USN (14); TransDiv Fifty-Three, CAPT. W.N. Thornton USN, and participated in the Okinawa Gunto campaign
• Following World War II
USS Burleson was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
USS Burleson was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.1.2 (Technical Group - Instrumentation Units) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 1 October 1946
• Transferred in 1947 to the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA. for use as a static training ship
• Placed in service in reserve, 1 October 1952
• Redesignated as an "Activity Craft", 8 June 1964
• Renamed
IX-67, 5 October 1956
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1968
USS Burleson earned one battle star for her World War II service
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 8 November 1968, to North American Smelting Co., Burlington, N.J., removed 20 November 1968, scrapping completed, 1 December 1969

APA-68: USS Butte

Gilliam-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 4 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1861) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 20 July 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 21 November 1944
• Commissioned
USS Butte (APA-68), 22 November 1944, at San Pedro, CA., CDR. Joseph A. Gillis, USNR in command
• During World War II
USS Butte was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Seventeen, COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20); TransDiv Forty-Nine, COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20) and participated in the Okinawa Gunto campaign
• Following World War II USS Butte was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 15 October 1945
USS Butte (APA-68) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 92 (TRANSDIV 92) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 29 August 1946, at Kwajalein Atoll
• Struck from the Naval Register, 28 May 1948
USS Butte earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 12 May 1948 off Kwajalein Atoll

APA-69: USS Carlisle

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1862) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 30 July 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 28 November 1944
• Commissioned
USS Carlisle (APA-69), 29 November 1944, CDR. Hugh R. Adams in command
• During World War II
USS Carlisle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Nineteen, COMO C.D. Edgar USN (12); TransDiv Fifty-Six, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21)
USS Carlisle did not earn any battle stars during WWII.
Following World War II
USS Carlisle was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
USS Carlisle (APA-69) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 91 (TRANSDIV 91) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned at Bikini atoll, date unknown
• Struck from the Naval Register, 26 July 1946
• Final Disposition, sunk, 1 July 1946, by Test Able at Bikini Atoll

APA-70: USS Carteret

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1863) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 15 August 1944
• Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 2 December 1944
• Commissioned
USS Carteret (APA-70), 3 December 1944, LCDR. John Lee Hunter in command
• During World War II
USS Carteret was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Nineteen, COMO C. D. Edgar USN (12); TransDiv Fifty-Five and participated in two campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Carteret was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
USS Carteret (APA-70) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 91 (TRANSDIV 91) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Damaged, 1 July 1946, during Test Able at Bikini Atoll
• Decommissioned at Kwajelein, 26 August 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 30 April 1948
• Final Disposition, sunk by gunfire from
USS Toledo (CA-133) off Kwajalein 19 April 1948
USS Carteret earned two battle stars for World War II service

APA-71: USS Catron

Gilliam-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1864) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 28 August 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 27 November 1944
• Commissioned
USS Catron (APA-71), 28 November 1944, LCDR. Donald MacInnes, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS Catron was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Nineteen, COMO. C.D. Edgar USN (12); TransDiv Fifty-Seven, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the Okinawa Gunto campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Catron was assigned Occupation service in the Far East from 18 to 30 October 1945
USS Catron (APA-71) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• [Note from Fred Davis on
USS Catron "All of the 1st Div. that [were] on deck at the that time died of cancer, there are 3 left alive." (3 August 2003)]
• Decommissioned at Kwajelein, 28 August 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Catron earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sunk by gunfire from
USS Atlanta (CL-104), 6 May 1948 off Kwajalein

APA-72: USS Clarendon

Gilliam-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1865) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 12 September 1944
• Acquired, 12 December 1944, by the Navy from the Maritime Commission
• Commissioned
USS Clarendon (APA-72), 14 December 1944, LCDR. Edward A. Stroik, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS Clarendon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Five, CAPT. R.C. Bartman
• Participated in the Okinawa Gunto campaign
• Following World War II
USS Clarendon was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Seattle WA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission 28 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
• Removed to Army Custody, 15 October 1946
• Repair project, General Agency Agreement, Olympia Steamship Co., 13 September 1954 to 27 October 1954
• Returned to MARAD for layup in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, VA., 6 February 1947
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 November 1963, to Boston Metals Co. (PD-X-649) for $81,777.77, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 11 December 1963, to Zidell, Portland, OR, scrapping completed 16 October 1964
USS Clarendon earned one battle star for World War II service

APA-73: USS Cleburne

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1866) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 27 September 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 21 December 1944
• Commissioned
USS Cleburne (APA-73), 22 December 1944, LCDR. Francis T. Callaghan USNR in command
• During World War II
USS Cleburne was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty, COMO. H.W. Graf USN (15); TransDiv Fifty-Eight
• Following World War II
USS Cleburne was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 7 June 1946, at Pearl Harbor
USS Cleburne was assigned Operation Crossroads as a target vessel in 1946
• Towed to San Francisco, custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 July 1947
• Towed to San Francisco and returned to the Maritime Commission, 7 July 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1947
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 July 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc.
USS Cleburne did not earn any battle stars during WWII

APA-74: USS Colusa

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1867) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 7 October 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 18 December 1944
• Commissioned 
USS Colusa (APA-74), 20 December 1944, LCDR. Horace W. Neill, in command
• During World War II 
USS Colusa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II 
USS Colusa was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 8 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at Pearl Harbor and towed to San Francisco
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1947
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 August 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1965, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp. (PD-X-702) for $151,205.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 31 August 1965 to NASSCO Terminal Island, CA., scrapping completed, 2 March 1966
USS Colusa did not earn any battle stars During World War II

APA-75: USS Cortland

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1868) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 18 October 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 31 December 1944
• Commissioned
USS Cortland (APA-75), 1 January 1945, CDR. Francois Charles Blesbois Jordan USN in command
• During World War II
USS Cortland was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J. R. Palmer USN (13) TransDiv Sixty-One, COMO. J. R. Palmer USN (13)
• Following World War II
USS Cortland was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
USS Cortland (APA-75) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 92 (TRANSDIV 92) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned 30 December 1946, at Norfolk VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register. 4 April 1947
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 31 March 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1966, to Boston Metals Co. (PD-X-731 dated 21 June 1966) for $72,666.66, delivered to Boston Metals, 5 August 1966
USS Cortland did not earn any battle stars During World War II

APA-76: USS Crenshaw

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1869) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 27 October 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 3 January 1945
• Commissioned USS Crenshaw (APA-76), 4 January 1945, CDR. William B. Studley Jr. in command
• During World War II 
USS Crenshaw was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II
USS Crenshaw was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East from 2 September to 27 November 1945 
• Decommissioned, 19 April 1946 at Seattle WA
• Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
• Transferred, 30 June 1946, to the War Department at Olympia, WA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 24 January 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 December 1964, (PD-X-680) dated 9 November 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc. for $78, 889.98, Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and delivered to her buyer, Zidell Explorations Inc., 22 December 1964
USS Crenshaw did not earn any battle stars During World War II

APA-77: USS Crittenden

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1870) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 6 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 16 January 1945
• Commissioned
USS Crittenden (APA-77), 17 January 1945, CDR. Cunningham, Paul Crosley USN in command
• During World War II
USS Crittenden was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13);
TransDiv Sixty-Three, CAPT. F. M. O'Leary USN (20)
• Following World War II
USS Crittenden was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 to 10 November 1945
USS Crittenden (APA-77) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 92 (TRANSDIV 92) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 28 August 1946, at Kwajalein Atoll
• Towed to San Francisco, 1 January 1947
• Struck from the Naval Register, 21 October 1948
• Final Disposition, scuttled off San Clemente Island, California after explosives test 5 October 1948
USS Crittenden did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-78: USS Cullman

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down (date unknown) as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1871) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 17 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 24 January 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Cullman (APA-78), 25 January 1945, LCDR. William B. Dell, USNR, in command
• During World War II 
USS Cullman was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins; TransDiv Sixty-Five (flagship), CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18)
• Following World War II 
USS Cullman was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 22 May 1946, at San Francisco 
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 30 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register in July 1946
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 September 1965, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp.
USS Cullman did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-79: USS Dawson

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down (date unknown) as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1872) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 27 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 3 February 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Dawson (APA-79), 4 February 1945, LCDR. Richard S. Cass, DE-V(G) USNR, in command
• During World War II 
USS Dawson was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II 
USS Dawson was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
USS Dawson (APA-79) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 92 (TRANSDIV 92) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 28 August 1946, at Kwajalein Atoll
• Struck from the Naval Register, 30 April 1948
• Final Disposition, sunk by gunfire from  
USS Helena (CA-75) off Kwajalein Atoll, 18 April 1948
USS Dawson did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-80: USS Elkhart

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down (date unknown) as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1873) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 5 December 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 7 February 1945, 
• Commissioned 
USS Elkhart (APA-80), 8 February 1945, LCDR. Charles L. Frazier, USNR, in command 
• During World War II USS Elkhart was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO. A.S. Witherspoon; TransDiv Sixty-Seven, COMO. A.S. Witherspoon
• Following World War II 
USS Elkhart was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 12 April 1946, at Seattle, WA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 January 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-652 dated 11 December 1963) for $103,811.81, withdrawn for the Olympia Reserve Fleet 12 February 1964, scrapping completed, 15 June 1964
USS Elkhart did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-81: USS Fallon

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1873) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 14 December 1944
• Acquired by the Navy and Commissioned 
USS Fallon (APA-81), 14 February 1945, CDR. William L. Phinney USNR in command
• During World War II 
USS Fallon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S. P. Jenkins; TransDiv Sixty-Six, CAPT. W. G. Ludlow Jr., USN (17)
• Following World War II 
USS Fallon was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 14 October 1945 
USS Fallon (APA-81) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 91 (TRANSDIV 91) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946• Decommissioned, 20 September 1946, Kwajalein Atoll
• Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
• Final Disposition, scuttled off Kwajalein 11 March 1948
USS Fallon did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-82: USS Fergus

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1875) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 24 December 1944
• Acquired by the Navy 19 February 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Fergus (APA-82), 20 February 1945, CDR. Joseph C. Snyder, in command
• During World War II 
USS Fergus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II 
USS Fergus was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 to 30 September 1945 
• Decommissioned 25 June 1946 at Pearl Harbor
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947
• Towed to San Francisco, returned to the Maritime Commission 4 September 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 June 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-696 dated 20 may 1965) for $72,113.13, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 26 July 1986, scrapping completed, 14 January 1966
USS Fergus did not earn any battle stars during World War II
• Website:
www.ussfergus.com

APA-83: USS Fillmore

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1876) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 4 January 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Fillmore (APA-83), 25 February 1945, CDR. Lawrence E. Divoll, in command
• During World War II 
USS Fillmore was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO. A. S. Witherspoon; TransDiv Sixty-Nine CAPT. P. R. Glutting USN (16)
• Following World War II 
USS Fillmore was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 8 December 1945
USS Fillmore (APA-83) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 24 January 1947 at Norfolk, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1947
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 April 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 September 1966, to Horton Industries Inc. (PD-X-738 dated 13 September 1966) for $66,800.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 10 October 1966, scrapping completed at Wilmington, N.C., 6 September 1967
USS Fillmore did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-84: USS Garrard

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1877) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 13 January 1945
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 2 March 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Garrard (APA-84), 3 March 1945, at San Pedro, CA., LCDR. Walter Barnett, Jr., in command
• During WWII 
USS Garrard was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short USNR; TransDiv Seventy and participated in the two campaigns
• Following World War II 
USS Garrard was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to October 1945
• Decommissioned, 21 May 1946, at Bellingham, WA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 30 May 1946
USS Garrard earned two battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 April 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 May 1965, in a two ship deal to Zidell Explorations Inc, Portland, OR. (PD-X-692) for $137,000.00 withdrawn from the Olympia Reserve Fleet, 14 October 1946, scrapping completed at Bellingham WA., 29 September 1965

APA-85: USS Gasconade

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 7 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1878) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 23 January 1945
• Acquired by the Navy 10 March 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Gasconade (APA-85), 11 March 1945, LCDR. Allen E. Stiff, in command
• During World War II 
USS Gasconade was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-four, COMO. E. L. Short; TransDiv Seventy-one., CAPT. W. P. Davis USN (17)
• Following World War II 
USS Gasconade was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the periods 2 September to 11 October 1945
USS Gasconade (APA-85) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 94 (TRANSDIV 94) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 28 August 1946, in the Marshall Islands
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 August 1948
• Final Disposition, sunk by torpedoes off the California coast, 21 July 1948
USS Gasconade did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-86: USS Geneva

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1879) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 31 January 1945
• Acquired by the Navy, 21 March 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Geneva (APA-86), 22 March 1945, CDR. Peter J. Neimo, in command
• During World War II 
USS Geneva was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short USN; TransDiv Seventy-Two, CAPT. H.Y. McCown USN (18)
• Following World War II 
USS Geneva was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East from 2 September to 24 November 1945
USS Geneva (APA-86) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 23 January 1947, at Norfolk, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1947
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 April 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
• Repair Program General Agency Agreement, Grace Lines Inc., 18 April 1955
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 6 July 1955, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C. 
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 October 1966, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp. (PD-X-741 dated 21 September 1966) for $66,300.00, withdrawn from the Wilmington Reserve Fleet, 2 November 1966, scrapping completed 17 January 1967
USS Geneva did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-87: USS Niagra

Gilliam-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 20 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1880) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 10 February 1945
• Acquired by the US Navy 26 March 1945
• Commissioned 
USS Niagara (APA-87), 29 March 1945, LCDR. Allan C. Hoffman, USNR, in command
• During World War II 
USS Niagara was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II 
USS Niagara was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 6 to 15 September 1945
USS Niagara (APA-87) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 12 December 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to National Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA., 5 February 1950
USS Niagara did not earn any battle stars during World War II

APA-88: USS Presidio

Gilliam-class attack transport (1*)

Laid down 6 December 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1881) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 17 February 1945
Acquired by the Navy, 8 April 1945
Commissioned USS Presidio (APA-88), 9 April 1945, LCDR. Edgar Johnson USNR in command
During World War II USS Presidio was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Asiatic-Pacific campaign
Following World War II USS Presidio was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 14 September 1945 through 10 February 1946
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Towed to San Francisco in early 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1947
Presidio earned one battle star for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 29 September 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 June 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-696 dated 20 May 1965) for $76,115.15, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 26 July 1965, scrapping completed 28 July 1970

APA-89: USS Frederick Funston

Frederick Funston-class attack transport (6*)

Laid down as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull1 67) for the US Army at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA.
Launched, 27 September 1941
Commissioned USAT Frederick Funston
Acquired by the Navy, 8 April 1943 
Commissioned USS Frederick Funston (APA-89), 24 April 1943, CDR. J. E. Murphy in command
During World War II USS Frederick Funston was first assigned to the European-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS Funston came under the command of: TransRon Eleven, COMO. D. W. Loomis USN (18); TransDiv Thirty-Three, CAPT. S. M. Haight USN (18)
Decommissioned, 4 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Returned to the US Army Transportation Service and recommission by the Army as USAT Frederick Funston
Reacquired by the Navy, 28 April 1950
Placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Funston (T-AP-178)
During the Korean War USNS Frederick Funston participated in the North Korean Aggression 3 to 5 August 1950 campaign
Placed out of service, 10 February 1960, Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Frederick Funston earned six battle stars for World War II service and one battle star for Korean War service
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 10 February 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. 
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 May 1969, to Zidell Explorations Inc., withdrawn for the Olympia Reserve Fleet, 19 June 1969, scrapping completed, 28 July 1970

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