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USAT Lakehurst
USS Lakehurst (APM-9) (Dec 1942 - Aug 1943)
USS Lakehurst (APM-1) (Dec 1942)
USS Lakehurst (APV-3) (Oct 1942 - Dec 1942)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Kitty Hawk Class Aviation Transport:
  • Built in 1940 as SS Seatrain New Jersey, at Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, PA.
  • Completed and delivered, in July 1940 to Seatrain Lines, Inc.
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration from Seatrain Lines, Inc., 8 June 1942, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 13 October 1942 and commissioned Transport and Aircraft Ferry USS Lakehurst (APV-3) the same day at New York City, CDR. H. J. McNulty in command
  • Designation changed to Mechanized Artillery Transport (APM-1), 3 December 1942
  • Renumbered (APM-9), 17 December 1942
  • During World War II USS Lakehurst was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    European-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    North African occupation
    Algeria-Morocco landings, 8 to 11 November 1942
  • Decommissioned, 2 August 1943, at Newport News, VA., struck from the Naval Register, and turned over to the WSA for transfer to the US Army Transportation Service the same day
  • Redelivered to Seatrain Lines Inc., 29 May 1946, at Chester, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS Lakehurst earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 30 May 1973, to Industrial Y Commercial De LaVante, S.A., for scrapping in Spain
    Displacement 4,000 t.(lt), 16,480 t.(fl)
    Length 478'
    Beam 63' 6"
    Draft 22' 10" (lim)
    Speed 16 kts.
    Officers 17
    Enlisted 238
    Largest Boom Capacity 11 t.
    Cargo Capacity 592,000 Cu ft., 3,300dwt
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity NSFO 8,730 Bbls
    one De Laval steam turbine
    three Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 420psi 680°
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    three turbo-drive 200Kw 230V A.C.
    one Diesel drive 90Kw 230V A.C.
    single propeller, 8,000shp

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    USS Lakehurst (APV-3)
    85k USS Lakehurst (APV-3) underway, 10 October 1942, near the New York Navy Yard. The cargo booms and their uprights were added by the Army to handle tanks.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-35530, 19-N-35529, 19-N-35527, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst.
    USAT Lakehurst
    101k USAT Lakehurst at anchor, 6 August 1943, probably near New York City. USS Lakehurst was decommissioned 2 August 1943, and turned over to the US Army.
    US National Archives, RG-80-G photo # 80-G-204808, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Joe Radigan MACM USNR Ret.
    Lakehurst 181k
    Lakehurst 192k USAT Lakehurst arriving in a US port with GIs from Europe, circa 1945-46.
    Photo album of LT. Dyke Pou, 284th Engr. C. Bn. US Army.
    Mikel Shilling

    USS Lakehurst (APV-3 / APM-1 / APM-9)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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