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USS Anne Arundel (AP-76)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Tango - Zulu
NYTZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Defense Service Medal
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal


Elizabeth C. Stanton Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 18 July 1940, as SS Mormacyork, a Maritime Commission type (C3-E) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 43), at Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 16 November 1940
  • Delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines for commercial service
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the War Shipping Administration in September 1942
  • Converted for Naval service at Robbins Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Placed in commission, 17 September 1942, CDR. Linsford Y. Mason, Jr., in command
  • Renamed USS Anne Arundel (AP-76), 18 September 1942
  • During World War II USS Anne Arundel was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    North African occupation,
    Algeria-Morocco landings, 8 to 11 November 1942
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 3 to 8 May 1945
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943  
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944  
    Invasion of Southern France, 15 to 25 September 1944  

  • Following World War II USS Anne Arundel was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    10 October to 2 December 194510 October to 2 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 21 March 1946, at Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Returned to her prewar owners and refurbished for merchant service, renamed Mormacyork
  • Laid up around 1962
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 July 1970, to Lotti S. P. A., of Italy
  • USS Anne Arundel earned five battle stars for her World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,980 t.(lt) 14,400 t.(fl)
    Length 492' 1"
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 24'
    Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 39
    Enlisted 390
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 73
    Enlisted 2,031
    Cargo Capacity 600 DWT
    Non-refrigerated 129,900 Cu. ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Armament
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    two single 40MM AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 26,100 Bbls
    Diesel 315 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one De Laval steam turbine
    two Foster & Wheeler "D"-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    one Diesel-drive 300Kw 120/240V D.C.
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 120/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,000shp

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    Anne Arundel
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-34578
    75k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76) near New York Navy Yard, 20 September 1942. This ship, like her near-sisters of the Elizabeth C. Stanton and Lyon classes, had only two Welin davits and carried most of her landing craft on deck. Note the nearly full load out of landing craft, mostly on deck, and the two 3"/50 guns on raised platforms on the bow.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-34578 and US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-34576, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Anne Arundel
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-34576
    83k
    Anne Arundel 86k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76) near New York Navy Yard, 1 May 1943. The ship has received 40mm twin mounts in raised gun tubs fore and aft, but has not yet lost the large gun on the stern. This gun is now a 5"/51 instead of the 4"/50 that she had when commissioned. It was probably removed shortly after this photograph was taken.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-44846 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Anne Arundel 30k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76) in mid-stream after sailing from Pier 8, US Army Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA., with troops bound for service overseas.
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 5 June 1943. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/05/102
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    Anne Arundel 49k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76) leaving Pier 8 with troops on board bound for service overseas,
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 5 June 1943. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/05/100
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    Anne Arundel 62k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76) leaving Pier 8 with troops on board bound for service overseas,
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 5 June 1943. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/05/101
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    Anne Arundel 106k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76), loading for the invasion of North Africa. Photo from the collection of Capt T.C. Edrington III, USN (dec) courtesy of T.C. Edrington IV.
    Anne Arundel 90k USS Anne Arundel (AP-76) photographed from USS Ancon (AGC-4) during the assault on Scoglitti, Sicily in July 1943. The photograph is dated 10 July 1943, the date of the landings, but it was probably taken slightly earlier because the ship still has a full load of landing craft. She has been rearmed--the two forward 3"/50 guns have been lowered and a 40-mm twin mount has been added on a raised platform between them. The same arrangement is also visible aft.
    US National Archies photo # 80-G-215088 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green

    USS Anne Arundel (AP-76)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Mason Jr., Lunsford Yandell17 September 1942 - ?
    02CAPT. Campbell, William StrykerWWII
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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