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USS ABSD-5 Sections, A through G

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

AFDB-4 Class Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as ABSD-5 at Navy Yard, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ABSD-5, 15 june 1944, CDR. John P. Millon, USN, in command
  • During World War II USS ABSD-5 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater at Guiuan, Samar, Philippine Islands
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Reclassified AFDB-5, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 January 1984
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 30,800 t.(lt)
    Length 825'
    Beam 246' 5"
    Draft 8' 8" (lt), 67' 4" (subm. max.)
    Complement 187
    fourteen single 40mm AA gun mounts
    fourteen single 20mm AA gun mounts

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    Audubon 112k USS Audubon (APA-149) in floating dry dock USS ABSD-5, at Guiuan, Samar, August 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History available for USS ABSD-5 / AFDB-5 at NavSource.
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Millon, John Peter, USN15 June 1944 - 15 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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