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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS Isle Royale (AD-29)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Charlie - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal (1)
Shanandoah Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down, (date unknown,, as a Maritime Commission (C3) hull), under a Maritime Commission contract at Todd-Pacific Shipyards Inc., Seattle, WA.
Launched, 19 September 1945
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Long Beach as headquarters for the Long Beach Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Commissioned USS Isle Royale (AD-29), 9 June 1962
During the Vietnam War Isle Royal (AD-29) participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 11 March 1970
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 1 September 1971, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1976
Permanent Title transferred to MARAD, 21 December 1977
Withdrawn from Reserve and transferred to US Navy for stripping, 29 April 1977
Final Disposition, sold by MARAD, 21 December 1977, for non-transportation use to Waterman Supply Co. for $100,000.00, Physically delivered at Pearl Harbor, 18 January 1978, resold by Waterman Supply to International steel Co. for scrapping
USS Isle Royale earned one campaign star for Vietnam War service
|Campaign and Dates
9 January to 1 February 1967
Displacement 8,165 t.(lt) 16,900 t.(fl)
Beam 69' 6"
Draft 27' 6" (lim)
Speed 18.5 kts (trial).
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Foster & Wheeler D-type boilers, 435psi 740°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
four turbo-drive 750Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||Isle Royale (AD-29), underway in Puget Sound near Todd Pacific Shipyards Inc., 21 March 1946. She appears to be backing down during machinery trials. The ship was completed in 1946 but was not commissioned until 1962.US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-93750, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo, taken by Todd Pacific Shipyards, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Isle Royale (AD-29) in the Pear Harbor channel passing the Arizona memorial in June 1963. Helicopter and additional repair facilities have been added on the stern in place of one 5"/38 gun.US Navy photo # KN 55116, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
||USS Isle Royale (AD-29) at Pearl Harbor, HI. in April 1969.
||© Richard Leonhardt
||USS Isle Royale (AD-29) at Pearl Harbor, HI. in May 1968.
||© Richard Leonhardt
||USS Isle Royal (AD-29) with USS Eversole (DD-789) alongside at San Diego, CA., circa 1960s.
US Navy photo
||USS Isle Royal (AD-29) moored, probably at Naval Station San Diego, CA., in 1968 with three destroyers alongside and USS O'Brien (DD-725) at the next pier.
||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
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