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USS Adria (AF-30)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

Adria Class Stores Ship:
  • Laid down, 27 December 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2194) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc., Beaumont, TX.
  • Launched, 16 April 1944
  • Commissioned, USS Adria (AF-30), 26 December 1944, LCDR. Laurence W. Borst in command
  • During World War II USS Adria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • USS Adria was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Pacific and Occupation service in the Europe after World War II for the following periods;

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    (Asia) 13 to 14 April 1946 
    (Asia) 17 April to 29 May 194617 April to 29 May 1946
    (Europe) 6 to 13 August 1947 
    (Europe) 27 January to 13 February 1950 
    (Europe) 5 to 22 July 1951 

  • Decommissioned, 16 June 1954
  • Laid up in the Maritime Administration (MARAD) National Defense Reserve Fleet, Orange TX., 30 June 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Title transferred to MARAD, 31 July 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 July 1977, to Consolidated Andy Inc., delivered, 19 August 1977
    Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 7,435 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 74
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
    non-refrigerated 47,510 Cu ft
    refrigerated 114,580 Cu ft
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    one Nordberg Diesel TSM engine
    three Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 1,700shp

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    107k Adria (AF-30) underway off Beaumont, Texas, prior to her commissioning dat, 26 December 1944. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 6AO.
    U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo BS 76100
    Robert Hurst
    107k USS Adria (AF-30) anchored at Toulon, France, 4 July 1951.
    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 82183. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    Robert Hurst
    Adria 148k USS Adria (AF-30) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, January 1950
    Joe Radigan, MACM USN Ret.

    USS Adria (AF-30)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Borst, Laurence William.26 December 1944 - 21 June 1945
    02LT. Paul, Charles R.21 June 1945 - ?
    03CDR. Robards, William Camp Fitzhugh, USN12 December 1949 - 15June 1951
    04LCDR. Rightmeyer, Harry Howard, USN15 June 1951 - 29 February 1952
    05LCDR. Furnari, Biagio Orlando, USN (acting CO)29 February 1952 - 15 May 1952
    06LCDR. Rightmeyer, Harry Howard, USN15 May 1952 - 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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