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APA-120: USS Hinsdale

Haskell-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 21 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 30) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 22 July 1944
• Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 14 October 1944, and turned over to the US Navy
• Commissioned USS
Hinsdale (APA-120), 15 October 1944, CDR. Edward F. Beyer, USNR, in command
• During WWII USS
Hinsdale was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W.S. Popham USN (14);
TransDiv Forty-Four (flagship), CAPT. J. H. Seyfried USN and participated in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns
• Struck by kamikaze on 1 April 1945, 15 dead, 40 wounded
• Following World War II USS
Hinsdale was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 30 December 1945 to 6 January 1946
• Decommissioned, 8 April 1946, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
• USS
Hinsdale earned two battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 April 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, to Stockard Steamship Corp., 31 May 1955 (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet by Stockard Steamship Corp., 4 August 1955
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 July 1974, to B.V. Intershitra, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, (PD-X-980) for $731,150.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 11 September 1974

APA-121: USS Hocking

Haskell-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 7 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 34) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 6 August 1944
• Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 21 October 1944 and turned over to the US Navy
• Commissioned USS
Hocking (APA-121), 22 October 1944, CDR. Charles D. Schutz in command
• During WWII USS
Hocking was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Sixteen, COMO J. R. McGovern USN;
TransDiv Forty-Six and participated in two campaigns campaigns: Iwo Jima and Okinawa
• Following World War II USS
Hocking was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 10 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
• USS
Hocking earned two battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the
Maritime Commission, 22 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, to A. H. Bull & Co., Inc., 3 October 1955 (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to James River Reserve Fleet, 1 December 1955, by A. H. Bull & Co. Inc.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 May 1973, to Luria Brothers and Co. Inc., (PD-X-975) for $285,989.00, withdrawn 10 May 1973


APA-122: USS Kenton

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 26 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 35) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington CA.
• Launched, 21 August 1944
• Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 31 October 1944 and transferred to the Navy on a loan charter basis
• Commissioned, USS
Kenton (APA-122), 1 November 1944 at San Pedro, CA., CAPT. Victor B. Tate in command
• During WWII USS
Kenton was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO C. D. Edgar USN (12);
TransDiv Fifty-Five and participated in one campaign: Okinawa
• Following World War II USS
Kenton was assigned to Occupation service in the Far
• Decommissioned, 28 March 1946 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
• Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 March 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve James River, Lee Hall, Va.
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, to Arrow Steamship Co. Inc., 6 February 1956, (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 16 April 1956, by Arrow Steamship Co. Inc.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
• USS
Kenton earned one battle star for World War II
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, for $91,560, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 10 July 1973

APA-123: USS Kittson

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 25 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type, (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 36) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington. CA.
• Launched, 28 August 1944
• Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 31 October 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 4 November 1944
• Commissioned USS
Kittson (APA-123), 5 November 1944, CAPT. Guy Benton Helmick in command
• During WWII USS
Kittson was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO C.D. Edgar USN (12);
TransDiv Fifty-Six, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in one campaign: Okinawa
• Following World War II USS
Kittson was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 11 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 13 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, to A. L. Burbank & Co. Ltd., 26 September 1955, (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 17 November 1955, by A. L. Burbank & Co. Ltd.
• USS
Kittson earned one battle star for World War II service
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York, (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 4 June 1973
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APA-124: USS LaGrange

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 26 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type, (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 38) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington. CA.
• Launched, 1 September 1944
• Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 10 November 1944
• Commissioned USS
LaGrange (APA-124), 11 November 1944, CAPT. Howard D. McIntosh in command
• During WWII USS
LaGrange was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Seventeen; COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20);
TransDiv Forty-Nine (flagship) and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Decommissioned, 27 October 1945 at San Francisco CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1945
• USS
LaGrange earned one battle star for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 27 October 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 23 August 1955, to Coastwise Line (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 16 November 1975, by Coastwise Line
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 April 1975, to Nicolai Joffe Corp. (PD-X-995 dated 11 March 1975) for $208,489.78, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet, 21 May 1975


APA-125: USS Lanier

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 22 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type, (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 39) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 29 August 1944
• Completed by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA., 22 December 1944, and turned over to the US Navy
• Commissioned USS
Lanier (APA-125), 22 December 1944 at Oakland, CA., CDR. Walter W. Rockey in command
• During World War II USS
Lanier was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO A. S. Witherspoon;
TransDiv Sixty-Seven and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Lanier was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 to 27 September 1945
• Decommissioned, 5 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• USS
Lanier earned one battle star for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 20 January 1956, to American-Hawaiian Steamship Co., (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 9 May 1956, by American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys, Corp. (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 17 August 1973


APA-126: USS St. Mary's

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 27 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 40), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 4 September 1944
• Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 14 November 1944, and turned over to the US Navy
• Commissioned USS
St. Mary's (APA-126), 15 November 1944, CAPT. Edward R. Glosten, USNR, in command
• During World War II USS
St. Mary's was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Seventeen; COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20);
TransDiv Forty-Nine and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
St Mary's was assigned to Occupation and China service
• Decommissioned, 15 February 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 February 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register. 26 February 1946
• USS
St Mary's earned one battle star for World War II service
• Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 13 October 1955, to Pacific Far East Lines (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 12 January 1956, by Pacific Far East Lines
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 April 1975, to Nicolai Joffe Corp. (PD-X-995 dated 11 March 1975) for $219,489.78, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 3 June 1975, to NASSCO Terminal Island, CA.

APA-127: USS Allendale

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 1 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 43), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 9 September 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 21 November 1944
• Commissioned USS
Allendale (APA-127), 22 November 1944, CAPT. John J. Twomey USN (17), in command
• During World War II, USS
Allendale 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 campaign
• Following World War II USS
Allendale was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 to 26 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 14 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
• USS
Allendale earned one battle star for her World War II service
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 14 September to 13 November 1954, to Grace Lines Inc. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 4 March 1988, to CJW Shipping an Trading Co., Ltd., for scrapping in Kaohsiung, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet 23 November 1988


APA-128: USS Arenac

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 9 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 44) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 14 September 1944
• Acquired by the US Navy, 8 January 1945, from the Maritime Commission
• Commissioned USS
Arenac (APA-128), 8 January 1945, CDR. James H. Carrington USN (25) in command
• During World War II USS
Arenac was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO A.S. Witherspoon;
TransDiv Sixty-Eight, (flagship) CAPT. C.R. Crutcher USN (18) and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Arenac was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 10 July 1946, at Yorktown, VA.
• Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 15 October 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
• USS
Arenac earned one battle star for her World War II service
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 August 1974, Consolidated Steel Corp., Brownsville, TX. (PD-X-981) for $298,999.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 25 October 1974


APA-129: USS Marvin H. McIntyre

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down as a Maritime Commission type VC2-S-AP5 hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 45) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington CA.
• Launched, 21 September 1944
• Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission 27 November 1944
• Commissioned USS
Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129), 28 November 1944, CAPT. John J. Hourihan USN (25) in command
• During World War II USS
Marvin H. McIntyre was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO. C.D. Edgar;
TransDiv Fifty-Seven, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Marvin H. McIntyre was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 6 June 1946, at Norfolk VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 June 1946, at Lee Hall, VA. for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group
• Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
• USS
Marvin H. McIntyre earned one battle star for World War II service
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 7 September 1955, to South Atlantic Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 18 January 1956, by South Atlantic Steamship Co.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Metal and Alloys Corp., (PD-X-956) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet , 24 July 1973, to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.


APA-130: USS Attala

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 18 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 46), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 27 September 1944
• Delivered to the Maritime Commission and turned over to the US Navy for commissioning as USS
Attala (APA-130), 30 November 1944, CDR. William Sewall Gardner Davis USN (21-A) in command
• During World War II, USS
Attala was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13);
TransDiv Sixty-One and participated in the Iwo Jima campaign
• Following World War II USS
Attala was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 26 February 1946, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
• Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 3 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• USS
Attala earned one battle star for her World War II service
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 3 March to 14 September 1954, to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 15 March 1974, to Mr. Isaac Varlea, Castelleon de la Plana, Spain, (PD-X-972), for $727,007.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 3 April 1974


APA-131: USS Bandera

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 23 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 47) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 6 October 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 5 December 1944
• Commissioned USS
Bandera (APA-131), 6 December 1944, CAPT. George C. Miller USN in command
• During World War II USS
Bandera was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty, COMO. H.W. Graf USN (15);
TransDiv Sixty, CAPT. A.T. Moen USN (18)
• During World War II, USS
Bandera did not earn any battle stars
• Following World War II USS
Bandera was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 7 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 15 September to 10 November 1954, to A. H. Bull Co., Inc. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1974, as part of a five ship deal to Consolidated Steel Corp. Brownsville, TX., (PD-X-970 dated 14 December 1973), withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 1 April 1974


APA-132: USS Barnwell

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

Laid down, 25 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 48) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched 30 September 1944
Commissioned USS Barnwell (APA-132), 19 January 1945, CAPT. Marvin M. Stephens USN (23) in command
During World War II USS Barnwell was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13); TransDiv Sixty-Two, CAPT. H. E. Padock USN (15) 
Following World War II, USS Barnwell was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
Decommissioned, 1 February 1947, at Newport News, VA.
Laid up in July 1947, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
Redesignated Amphibious Transport LPA-132, 1 January 1969
Transferred to the Navy, 4 August 1982, for stripping and disposal
Final Disposition, sunk as a target off the Virginia Capes, 10 March 1986

APA-133: USS Beckham

Haskell-class attack transport (2*)

Laid down, 27 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 49) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 14 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 9 December 1944
Commissioned USS Beckham (APA-133), at San Pedro, CA., 10 December 1944, CAPT. Albin R. Sodergren USN in command
During World War II USS Beckham was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13); TransDiv Sixty-Three, CAPT. F. M. O'Leary USN (20) and participated in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns:
Following World War II USS Beckham was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
Decommissioned, 25 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission , 29 April 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
USS Beckham earned two battle stars for World War II service
Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet from, 22 September to 12 November 1954, to Eastern Steamship Co., (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 July 1974, to Sparreboom Shipbrokers B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands, (PD-X-980 dated 7 July 1974), for $732,500.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 5 September 1974

APA-134: USS Bland

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

Laid down, 2 August 1944, under as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 50) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 26 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy on a loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission, 14 December 1944, at Wilmington, CA. 
Commission, USS Bland (APA-134), 15 December 1944, at San Pedro, CA., CDR. Laurence E. Eastman, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Bland 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 Bland was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 to 14 September 1945 
Decommissioned, 27 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 28 April 1946, and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 18 May to 21 July 1955, to Shepard Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1974, in a five ship deal to Consolidated Steel Corp. Brownsville, TX., (PD-X-970 dated 14 December 1973) for $958.999.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 1 March 1974

APA-135: USS Bosque

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 7 August 1944) as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 51) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington CA.
• Launched, 28 October 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 17 December 1944, at Wilmington, CA.
• Commissioned USS
Bosque (APA-135), 19 December 1944, CAPT. Henry C. Johnson USN in command
• During World War II USS
Bosque 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) and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Bosque was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Administration, 22 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
• USS
Bosque earned one battle star for World War II service
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 19 May to 5 July 1955, to T. J. Stevenson & Co. Inc. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City, N.Y. (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 14 May 1973, delivered to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.

APA-136: USS Botetourt

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 22 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 52), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 19 October 1944
• Commissioned USS
Botetourt (APA-136), 31 January 1945, CDR. William A. Barr, USNR, in command
• During World War II USS
Botetourt 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
Botetourt was assigned to Occupation service in the Far
• Decommissioned, 5 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Laid up in the Norfolk Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
• Recommissioned, 23 September 1950, CAPT. Robert R. Moore in command
• USS
Botetourt was assigned to Occupation service in Europe from 26 June to 20 September 1951
• Decommissioned, 27 April 1956, at Philadelphia, PA., and laid up in the Philadelphia Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
• Transferred, 12 December 1960, to the Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1961
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 August 1974, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y, (PD-X-572 dated 10 july 1974) for $288,166.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 10 October 1974, delivered to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.

APA-137: USS Bowie

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

Laid down, 28 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 53) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 31 October 1944
• Acquired from the Maritime Commission, 22 December 1944
• Commissioned USS
Bowie (APA-137), 23 December 1944, at Terminal Island, CA., CDR. Frank L. Durnell USN (25) in command
• During World War II
Bowie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Six, CAPT. W.G. Ludlow, Jr. USN (17) and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Bowie was assigned to Occupation service in the Far
• Decommissioned, 8 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
• USS
Bowie earned one battle star for World War II service
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 8 June to 8 September 1955, to South Atlantic Steamship Line Inc. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City, N.Y., (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 24 July 1973, delivered to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.

APA-138: USS Braxton

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 29 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract MCV hull 54) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 3 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 28 December 1944
• Commissioned USS
Braxton (APA-138), 29 December 1944, at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA., CDR. William A. Bray, USNR, in command
• During World War II USS
Braxton was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II USS
Braxton was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 27 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 29 June 1946, for lay up the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Berth S-21, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 13 June 1955 to 6 October 1955, to South Atlantic Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 9 April 1973 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., New York City, N.Y. (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 11 July 1973 to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.

APA-139: USS Broadwater

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 1 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission VC2-S-AP5 hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 55) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington CA.
• Launched, 5 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 1 January 1945
• Commissioned USS
Broadwater (APA-139), 2 January 1945, CAPT. George G. Herring, Jr. USN in command
• During World War II USS
Broadwater was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II USS
Broadwater was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 13 to 23 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 28 February 1946
• Returned to the Maritime Administration, 1 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 8 July to 7 September 1955, to Atlantic Foreign Steamship Corp. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Andy International Inc. in a three ship deal, 13 June 1974, (PD-X-970 dated 30 April 1974) for $ 726,997.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 1 October 1974, for scrapping at Brownsville, TX.

APA-140: USS Brookings

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 5 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 56) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 20 November 1944
• Commissioned USS
Brookings (APA-140), 6 January 1945, CAPT. Herbert E. Berger USN in command
• During World War II US
Brookings was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
• Following World War II USS
Brookings was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 25 July 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Laid up, 26 July 1946. in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.,
• Permanent custody transferred, 10 June 1958, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington N.C.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
• Transferred, 13 October 1964, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 16 November 1987, under tow to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, for use as a target, by USS Utina (ATF-163)
• Final Disposition, blown ashore at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico by Hurricane Hugo, 20 September 1989 prior to being sunk as a target by the US Navy. Attempts to refloat her failed and a contract was issued, 1 May 1992 to Resolve Marine Group, Jacksonville, FL. to dismantle her in-site.

APA-141: USS Buckingham

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, 9 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 57) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 13 November 1944
• Commissioned USS
Buckingham (APA-141), 23 January 1945, CAPT. Henry G. Moran in command
• During World War II USS
Buckingham was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• Following World War II USS
Buckingham was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 5 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, from 21 July 1955 to 23 January 1974 to Shepard Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1974, to Consolidated Steel Corp. Brownsville, TX. (PD-X-970 dated 14 December 1973) for $191,799.80, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 29 March 1974

APA-142: USS Clearfield

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 15 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 58) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 21 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 11 January 1945
• Commissioned USS
Clearfield (APA-142), 12 January 1945, CAPT. Frederick C. Stelter, Jr. USN, in command
• During World War II USS
Clearfield was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theatery and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II, USS
Clearfield was assigned to Occupation and China • Decommissioned, 4 March 1946, at Norfolk VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 6 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 2 September to 27 October 1955, to Polarus Steamship Co., Inc. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y. (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 7 September 1973, delivered to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.

Note: ship photo is a Photoshopped construction. It is not authentic. No good photo of this ship exists.

APA-143: USS Clermont

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 27 September 1944, under Maritime Commission contract, (MCV hull 59) as a Maritime Commission type VC2-S-AP5 hull, at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 25 November 1944
• Ferried/towed to her fitting as an Attack Transport at Kaiser Co. Inc., Vancouver, WA.
• Acquired from the Maritime Commission, 27 January 1945
• Commissioned USS
Clermont (APA-143), 28 January 1945, CAPT. Frederick E. Shoup Jr. USN in command
• During World War II USS
Clermont was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Clermont was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• USS Clermont earned one battle star for World War II service
• Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 8 July to 28 September 1955 to Arrow Steamship Co. Inc., (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, by Union Minerals & Alloys, New York, N. Y. (PD-X-956 dated 4 March 1973) for $111, 560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 12 or 21 September 1973, delivered to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.

APA-144: USS Clinton

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 27 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 60) at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 29 November 1944
• Ferried/towed to Astoria OR. for fitting out as an Attack Transport
• Acquired by the Navy 1 January 1945 from the Maritime Commission
• Commissioned USS
Clinton (APA-144), 1 February 1945, at Naval Station Astoria OR., CDR. Joseph A. Ivaldi, USNR, in command
• During World War II USS
Clinton was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Title transferred to the Navy Department from the Maritime Commission, 14 January 1946
• Decommissioned, 2 May 1946, at Norfolk VA. and laid up in reserve
• USS
Clinton (APA-144) earned one battle star for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Administration, 25 August 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
• Withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve fleet, Wilmington Group, 24 to 27 September 1964, under tow to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
• Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-144), 1 January 1969
• Withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, 9 November 1983 by the US Navy
• Final Disposition, disposed of as a fleet exercise target, 1 August 1984, off the Virginia Capes

APA-145: USS Colbert

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 30 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 61) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
• Launched 1 December 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned as USS
Colbert (APA-145), 7 February 1945, CAPT. Jeffrey Leander USNR in command
• During World War II USS
Colbert was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Colbert was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 18 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 28 February 1946, at San Francisco, CA. and returned to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Benecia, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
• USS Colbert earned one battle star for World War II service
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 August 1974, to , Nicoli Joffe Corp., Beverly Hills, CA., Delivered 18 September 1974

Note: ship photo is a Photoshopped construction. It is not authentic. No good photo of this ship exists.

APA-146: USS Collingsworth

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

Laid down, 6 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 62) at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 2 December 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and placed in commission as USS Collingsworth (APA-146), 27 February 1945, CAPT. Charles H. Anderson Jr. USN (25) in command
During World War II USS Collingsworth was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Collingsworth was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned 17 March 1946 at Norfolk VA.
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 20 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Reclassified an Amphibious Transport (LPA-146), 1 January 1969
Withdrawn from reserve by the US Navy for stripping, 23 June 1983
Sold, 17 September 1983, to Conn Transport Inc, (Ogden), Resold to Filia Oil N.V. Netherlands
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 April 1985, to Desquaces Mastea S.A.

Note: ship photo is a Photoshopped construction. It is not authentic. No good photo of this ship exists.

APA-147: USS Cottle

Haskell-class attack transport (0*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 812) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. Inc. Vancouver WA.
• Launched, 26 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and placed in Commission as USS
Cottle (APA-147), 14 December 1944, CDR. Philip S. Creasor USN (25) in command
• During World War II USS
Cottle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
• Following World War II USS
Cottle was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 6 March 1946, at Norfolk VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $111,560, Removed 4 June 1973

APA-148: USS Crockett

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 18 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 813) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, WA.
• Launched 28 November 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS
Crockett (APA-148), 18 January 1945, CDR. James R. Bagshaw, Jr. USNR in command
• During World War II USS
Crockett was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Following World War II USS
Crockett was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 to 24 November 1945
• Placed in commission, in reserve, 5 June 1946, and out of commission in reserve, 15 October 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Inactivated 31 January 1847 at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 10 January 1958
• USS Crockett earned one battle star for World War II service
• Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA. 1 October 1958
• Permanent transfer to the Maritime Commission, 26 January 1959
• Removed from the National Defense Reserve Fleet to the Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Portsmouth, VA., 6 May 1985
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in July 1985 to Chesapeake Salvage, Portsmouth, VA.

APA-149: USS Audobon

Haskell-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down, 21 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 814) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. Inc. Vancouver, WA.
• Launched, 3 December 1944
• Delivered by her builder to the War Shipping Administration, 19 December 1944
• Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned USS
Audubon (APA-149), 20 December 1944, CAPT. John F. Goodwin USN (25) in command
• During World War II, USS
Audubon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa campaign
• Decommissioned, 19 February 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 February 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, by the Maritime Administration to Union Metals and Alloys Corp. New York, N.Y., delivered 29 May 1973
• USS
Audubon earned one battle star for her World War II service

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