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AK-45 / AP-41 Stratford
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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) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
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. 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.
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
Stratford received 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
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
three single 40mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion steam turbine, single screw
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||SS Lake Greenwood pierside, circa 1917-1920, location unknown.
||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
|USS Stratford (AP-41)
||Stratford (AP-41) underway, 4 May 1942, location unknown. She is painted in camouflage Measure 12R.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||Stratford (AP-41) underway, date and location unknown.
View the Stratford (AP-41)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 18 January 2008
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