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USS Lakehurst (APM-9)
USS Lakehurst (APM-1) (Dec 1942 - Oct 1943)
USS Lakehurst (APV-3) (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:
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.
Final Disposition, sold, 30 May 1973, to Industrial Y Commercial De LaVante, S.A., for scrapping in Spain
USS Lakehurst earned one battle star for World War II service
European-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|North African occupation
Algeria-Morocco landings, 8 to 11 November 1942
Displacement 4,000 t.(lt), 16,480 t.(fl)
Beam 63' 6"
Draft 22' 10" (lim)
Speed 16 kts.
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)
||USS Lakehurst (APV-2) 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 Shipscribe.com.
|USS Lakehurst (APM-9)
||Ex-USS Lakehurst (APM-9) at anchor, 6 August 1943, probably near New York City. 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 Shipscribe.com.
||Ex-USS Lakehurst (APM-9) at anchor, 6 August 1943, probably near New York City.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
USS Lakehurst (AVP-3 / APM-1 / APM-9)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 16 October 2009
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