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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
USS ABSD-5 Sections, A through G
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)
Beam 246' 5"
Draft 8' 8" (lt), 67' 4" (subm. max.)
fourteen single 40mm AA gun mounts
fourteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
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||USS Audubon (APA-149) in floating dry dock USS ABSD-5, at Guiuan, Samar, August 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
There is no DANFS History available for USS ABSD-5 / AFDB-5 at NavSource.
|01||CDR. Millon, John Peter, USN||15 June 1944 - 15 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 24 October 2014
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