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USS Lynx (AK-100)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Xray - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 26 April 1943, as SS Juan Baptista de Anza, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 1657) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 18 May 1943
Commissioned USS Lynx (AK-100), 26 July 1943, LCDR. Leander Jeffrey in command
During World War II USS Lynx was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 April to 5 May 1945
Decommissioned, and returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 November 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., name reverted to SS Juan Baptista de Anza
Struck from the Naval Register, 16 November 1945
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 3 October 1972, to The Learner Corp./Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., Oakland, CA., removed, 10 November 1972, to The Learner Corp., Oakland, CA.
USS Lynx earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
non-refrigerated 404,845 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,285 Bbls
one Joshua-Hendy. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Lynx (AK-100) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Her “Liberty Ship” lines clearly apparent, USS Lynx (AK-100), part of a tank landing craft (LCT) secured as deck cargo forward,
delivers Section 13 of the advanced base sectional dock USS ABSD-1 at Pallikula Bay, Espiritu Santo, 1 February 1944.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-244481, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Lynx (AK-100)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Jeffery, Leander||26 July 1943 - 10 May 1944|
|02||LCDR. Berrey, Julius Max||10 May 1944 - 1 November 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 26 August 2016
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