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USS Stratford (AP-41)
International Radio Call Sign:
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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)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation _ Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Stratford Class Transport:
Laid down in 1917 as SS War Mist at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI. for the British Controller of Shipping
Requisitioned by the United States Shipping Board (USSB) in 1917 and renamed SS Lake Greenwood
Launched, date unknown
Sold in 1920 to the A. H. Bull Steamship Co., New York, N.Y. converted to a passenger steamer and renamed SS Catherine
Acquired by the Navy, 31 July 1941, renamed Stratford (AK-45)
Converted to a Naval Transport at Baltimore, MD.
Commissioned USS Stratford (AP-41), 25 August 1941, at Baltimore, MD.
During World War II USS Stratford was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Consolidation of the Solomon Islands
Consolidation of the southern Solomons, 11 March 1943
Decommissioned, 17 April 1946, and returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Returned to the A. H. Bull Steamship Co., New York and renamed SS Catherine
Sold in 1948 to the Culliford Shipping Co., London, England, renamed SS Granton Glen
Sold in 1951 to Soc. Franco Belge de Commerce and d'Armement, Marseilles, France, renamed SS Anne de Bretagne
Sold in 1954 to Cia Marit Intercontinentale and Commerciale of Marseille, name retained
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1956 to the Italian Shipbreakers Vado Ligure, LaSpezia, Italy
USS Stratford earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 2,300 t.(lt) 3,640 t.(fl)
Beam 43' 6"
Draft 15' 7"
Speed 9.6 kts.
Troop Accommodations 306
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
Cargo Capacity 200 DWT
non-refrigerated, 28,000 Cu ft.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
three single 40mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 2,400 Bbls
one Manitowoc vertical triple-expansion steam engine
two Scotch boilers, 190psi Sat°
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C.
one recip-drive 25Kw 120V D.C.
one recip-drive 10Kw 110V D. C.single propeller, 1,550 shp
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||SS Lake Greenwood pierside, circa 1917-1920, location unknown.
||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||SS Catherine (ex-SS Lake Greenwood) after conversion to a passanger steamer, Photographed circa 1941, possibly at Baltimore, MD.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # 19-N-24973 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|USS Stratford (AP-41)
||USS Stratford (AP-41) underway with assistance of a harbor tug at Baltimore, MD., 29 August 1941 after her initial Navy conversion. She carried no guns larger than a .50 caliber machine gun.
US. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 19-N-25031 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Stratford (AP-41) underway near Norfolk Navy Yard, 22 October 1941.
US National Archives photo #'s 19-N-25824 and 19-N-25825, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Stratford (AP-41) near the Boston Navy Yard,4 May 1942, after an overhaul during which a 3-inch gun was fitted on the stern. She is painted in camouflage Measure 12R.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photos.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret. and
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-29344
||USS Stratford (AP-41) underway after being transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Photographed by USS Saratoga (CV-3), 11 January 1943.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # unknown
USS Stratford (AP-41)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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Last Updated 12 December 2014
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