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USS George F. Elliott (AP-105)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Kilo - Mike

NKKM
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


George F. Elliott Class Transport
  • Laid down in 1939 as SS Delbrasil a Maritime Commission type (C3-P) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 48) by Bethlehem Steel Corp., Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Delivered, 31 Mary 1940, to the Mississippi Shipping Co., for operation
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 25 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS George F. Elliott (AP-105), 23 September 1943, CAPT.. Alexander J. Couble in command
  • During World War II USS George F. Elliott was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 to 22 June 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 20 and 14 October 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 9 to 16 March 1945

  • Following World War II USS George F. Elliott was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    12 October to 17 November 1945
    15 December 1945 to 2 January 1946

  • Decommissioned, 10 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11 June 1946, for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1948 to Farrell Lines of New York, renamed SS African Endeavor
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972
  • USS George F Elliott earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 14,247 t. (fl)
    Length 491'
    Beam 65'
    Draft 25' 8"
    Speed 17.8 kts,
    Complement
    Officers 25
    Enlisted 277
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 123
    Enlisted 1,785
    Cargo Capacity 3,300 DWT
    non-refrigerated 145,655 Cu ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3" /50 gun dual purpose gun mounts
    sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    ten .50-cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 13,150 Bbls
    Diesel 240 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Electric steam turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
    one turbo-drive 300Kw 120/240V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 350Kw 120/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 7,800 shp

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    George Elliott 102k
    Namesake

    George F. Elliott, born 30 November 1846 in Alabama, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1870 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. After serving at Washington, D.C., he fought in the Spanish-American War; in a spirited engagement with the enemy near Cuzco Valley. Marines led by Captain Elliott were victorious and returned to their camp at Guantanamo Bay. On 21 May 1908 he was appointed Major General and Commandant of the Marine Corps, a position he filled with distinction until his retirement 30 November 1910. General Elliott died 4 November 1931 in Washington, D.C.
    Photo: USMC History Division
    Bill Gonyo
    George Elliott 87k Bows on view of USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) with an unidentified tug off San Francisco, 7 February 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1057-44
    Darryl Baker
    George Elliott 85k Stern view of USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) off San Francisco, 7 February 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1058-44
    Darryl Baker
    George Elliott 82k Broadside view of USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) off San Francisco, 7 February 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1059-44
    Darryl Baker
    George Elliott 112k Forward plan view of USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) at San Francisco, 16 February 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1066-44
    Darryl Baker
    George Elliott 101k Aft plan view of USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) at San Francisco, 16 February 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1067-44
    Darryl Baker
    George Elliott 24k USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) underway, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    George Elliott 63k USS George F. Elliott (AP-105) off Hunters Point Naval Drydock, San Francisco, 29 May 1945.
    US National Archives (RG-19-LCM), Photo # 19-N-85266 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green

    USS George F Elliott (AP-105)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Couble, Alexander John23 January 1943 - October 1944
    02CAPT. Weidner, W. F.October 1944 - 17 August 1945
    03CAPT. Knickerbocker, Herman Pierce17 August 1945 - 10 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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