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USS Monticello (AP-61)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Monticello Class Transport:
  • Built in 1928 as SS Conte Grande at Stabilimento Tecnico, Trieste, Italy
  • Launched, 28 June 1927
  • Interned in Brazil at the opening of World War II
  • Purchased by the US government, 16 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS Monticello (AP-61), 16 April 1942, CAPT Morton L. Deyo, USN.
  • Converted to for Naval Transport at Philadelphia
  • During World War II USS Monticello served in both the European and Asiatic Theaters
  • Operated by a Coast Guard crew after 6 August 1945
  • Decommissioned, 22 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration of the Maritime Commission, 27 May 1946
  • Returned to Italian Government per Executive Order 9935 signed by President Truman, 16 March 1948
  • Refitted for commercial service, name reverted to SS Conte Grande reflagged Italian
  • Final Disposition, broken up for scrap at La Spezia, Italy in 1961
    Specifications:
    Displacement 25,000 t. (lim)
    Length 651' 10"
    Beam 72' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 19.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 48
    Enlisted 793
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 200
    Enlisted 6,720
    Cargo Capacity 60,000 cubic feet
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    six single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .30 Machine guns
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 28,700 Bbls
    Diesel 720 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Stablimento Tecnico (Italy) Parsons type turbine
    nine Scotch boilers, 230psi 500°
    Stalil Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    three turbo-drive, 150Kw 120V D.C.
    two turbo-drive, 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    twin propellers, 24,000shp
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    USS Monticello (AP-61)
    Terror 154k USS Monticello (AP-61) in the background of this photo of USS Terror (CM-5) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, sometime between 25 August and 16 September 1942. Monticello completed conversion, 10 September 1942. Robert Hurst
    Monticello 18k USS Monticello (AP-61) underway, date and location unknown. The 100th Infantry Division web site
    Commercial Service
    Monticello 54k Pre-war image of as the Italian flagged Lloyd Sabaudo Lines' SS Conte Grande, underway, date and location unknown.
    Painting by Paolo Klodic.
    Tommy Trampp
    Monticello 70k Pre-war postcard image of as the Italian flagged Lloyd Sabaudo Lines' SS Conte Grande, underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Monticello 143k Pre-war postcard image of as the Italian flagged Lloyd Sabaudo Lines' SS Conte Grande, underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Monticello 79k Post-war image of ex-USS Monticello (AP-61) in commercial service after World War II as the Italian flagged SS Conte Grande, underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS Monticello (AP-61)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Deyo, Morton Lyndholm :RADM16 April 1942 - 1943
    02CAPT. Colyear, Bayard Henry1943 - 1944
    04CDR. Leslie, George R. USCG21 July 1945 - 22 July 1945
    05CAPT. Patch R. S. USCG22 July 1945 - 22 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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