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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 1946||17 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"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
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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||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)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Borst, Laurence William.||26 December 1944 - 21 June 1945|
|02||LT. Paul, Charles R.||21 June 1945 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 29 March 2013
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