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USAT Chateau Thierry
USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31) (1941 - 1943)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1921 at American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, PA.
Acquired by the US Army and commissioned USAT Chateau Thierry in 1921, CAPT. Jerry Allen in command
Transferred to the US Navy, 15 July 1941
Commissioned USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31), 6 August 1941, LCDR. John K. Davis in command
During World War II USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31) was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
Decommissioned, 9 September 1943, at Boston, MA.
Returned to the US Army for conversion to a Hospital Ship
Recommissioned USAHS Chateau Thierry, 5 March 1944
Decommissioned, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 August 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 June 1957, to Ziedell Explorations Inc., Portland, OR.
USS Chateau Thierry received one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 9,050 t.
Speed 15 kts
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
eight .50 cal machine guns
Propulsion, steam turbine.
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| USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31)
||USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31) underway, date and location unknown. She is equipped with APA-type triple Welin davits, although not with landing craft. She helped carry the floating reserve during the Sicilian invasion, after which she was returned to the Army.
US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
| USAHS Chateau Thierry
||USAHS Chateau Thierry underway, date and location unknown.
||US Maritime Service Veterans web site
USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31) / USAHS Chateau Thierry
DANFS history entry located the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Davis, John Kenneth||6 August 1941 - 1943|
|02||CDR. Cloud, Benjamin Watkins||1943 - 9 September 1943|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 5 October 2012
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