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USS Indian Island (AG-77)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extend) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Basilan Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
  • Laid down, 5 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3088) at New England Shipbuilding Corp., West Yard, South Portland, ME.
  • Launched, 19 December 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy, 30 December 1944
  • Ferried to Bethlehem Steel Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion to Naval service
  • Commissioned USS Indian Island (AG-77), 27 July 1945
  • During World War II USS Indian Island (AG-77) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed occupation duty including China service
  • Decommissioned, 11 May 1947, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
  • Redesignated General Stores Issue Ship (AKS-25), 18 August 1951
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapping, August 1960, scrapped at New Orleans in 1961
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,371 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 23' (lim)
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 46
    Enlisted 862
    Largest Boom Capacity 36 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,400 Bbls
    Diesel 1,470 Bbls
    Propulsion
    One General Machine Corp. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 350Kw 450V A,C,
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp
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    Indian Island 94k USS Indian Island (AG-77) commissioning ceremony at Bethlehem Steel Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., 27 July 1945. Dawn and William George Randolph Jr. S/1c USS Indian Island
    Indian Island 94k USS Indian Island (AG-77) underway in New York City harbor, date unknown. Dawn and William George Randolph Jr. S/1c USS Indian Island
    Indian Island 79k USS Indian Island (AG-77) at anchor, date and place unknown. David Nixon
    Tekesta 285k USS Indian River (AG-77) entered the port of Shanghai only once in late 1945 while part of operation "Magic Carpet" and is visible as the third ship down the wharf. The Fleet Tug in the foreground is USS Tekesta (ATF-93) at Shanghai, China Steve Becker for his father Duane O. Becker EN1 USS Tekesta
    Indian Island 90k USS Indian Island (AG-77) at anchor in San Francisco Bay in December 1945. The ship made one troop carrying voyage to Shanghai, China, and Sasebo, Japan, before arriving at Orange, Texas, January 1946, to begin decommissioning.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 77381.
    Robert Hurst
    Indian Island 49k USS Indian Island (AG-77) and USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) prior to lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, circa 31 January 1946 - 3 May 1946. Dawn and William George Randolph Jr. S/1c USS Indian Island

    View the USS Indian Island (AG-77)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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