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USS Mount McKinley (LCC-7)
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USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) (1944 - 1969)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Xray - Charlie
NTXC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons






Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba) - American Campaign Medal
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
Fourth Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (8) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon, 1-Cuba, 6-Vietnam)
Fifth Row - Vietnam Service Medal (3) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (6) - United Nations Service Medal
Sixth Row - Philippine Liberation Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Mount McKinley Class Amphibious Force Flagship:
  • Laid down, 31 July 1943, as Cyclone, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-AJ1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1347) at North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. Wilmington, N.C.
  • Launched, 27 September 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy, 27 December 1943
  • Converted at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., to an Amphibious Force Command Ship (AGC)
  • Commissioned, USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7), 1 May 1944, CAPT. Roy W. M. Graham in command.
  • During World War II USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation;
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, Peleliu, 6 September to 14 October 1944
    Manila Bay - Bicol operations
    Zambales Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
    Luzon operation;
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 22 May 1945
    Leyte operation;
    Ormoc Bay landings, 9 to 29 November 1944
     

  • Following World War II USS Mount McKinley was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    10 September to 18 November 1945
    8 January to 1 February 1946
    6 to 27 June 1950

  • During the Korean War USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    17 to 24 July 1950
    18 September to 2 November 1950
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    29 April to 1 May 1951
    Communist China Aggression
    3 November 1950 to 24 January 1951
    Second Korean Winter
    9 to 13 April 1952
    Inchon Landing
    13 to 17 September 1950
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    2 to 5 May 1952
    8 to 14 June 1952
    19 June to 23 July 1952
    1 to 2 September 1952
    25 to 30 November 1952
    First UN Counter Offensive
    25 January to 17 March 1951
    Third Korean Winter
    1 to 2 December 1952
    5 to 7 January 1953

  • During the Vietnam War USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    29 to 30 June 1966
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    28 July to 4 August 1967
    17 August to 4 September 1967
    9 September to 12 October 1967
    26 October to 16 November 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 to 6 July 1966
     

  • Redesignated Amphibious Command Ship (LCC-7) 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 March 1970
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Maritime Administration sale, 22 September 1977, scrapped
  • USS Mount McKinley earned five battle stars for World War II, eight battle stars for Korean War service and three campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,500 t.(lt), 12,580 t.(fl)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 24' (lim)
    Speed 16.4 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 54
    Enlisted 568
    Staff Accommodations
    Officers103
    Enlisted 338
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten twin 20mm AA gum mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 22,650 Bbls
    Diesel 700 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Electric Geared turbine
    two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    Mount McKinley 19k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Mt McKinley (AGC-7) Veteran.Net Web Site
    Mount McKinley 99k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Russ Padden
    Mount McKinley 128k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from USS Lanier (APA-125) Cruise Book, 1944-46.
    Russ Padden
    Mount McKinley 48k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored to a buoy at Sasebo, Japan, circa 1945.
    Photo by LTjg, Joseph A. Fernandez, Jr. USS Schmitt (APD-76)
    Peter Fernandez
    Vincennes 495k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored to the pier opposite USS Vincennes (CL-64) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 7 August 1945, circa 7 July to 29 August 1945.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5830-45
    Darryl Baker
    Mount McKinley
    AGC 7 6181-45, Navy Photo, 8/24/45
    286k File name: AGC 7 6181-45, Navy Photo, 8/24/45
    Stern view of USS Mount McKinley (AGC 7) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 24 August 1945.
    File name: AGC 7 6184-45, Navy Photo, 8/24/45
    View of the bow area of USS Mount McKinley (AGC 7) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 24 August 1945. White circles show modification made during her overhaul at the yard.
    Darryl Baker
    Mount McKinley
    AGC 7 6184-45, Navy Photo, 8/24/45
    325k
    Mount McKinley 206k Amidships view of USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 24 August 1945. The big dish on her lattice mainmast is a long-range SK-2 air search radar; the smaller dish forward is an SP for height finding and fighter control. Note the HF whip antenna newly installed abaft her deckhouse. In the second photo note atop the bridge is a navigational range finder.
    US Navy photos from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
    Robert Hurst
    Mount McKinley 158k
    Mount McKinley 107k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) emerging from a Mare Island refit, 25 August 1945. The two small radomes on the crossyard of her after goalposts are radar direction finders, which were used both as sensors and to support jamming.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-89212, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Mount McKinley 84k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway in Sinclair Inlet off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 21 August 1947
    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard photo NY8-1135 now in the collections of the US National Archives Seattle Branch.
    Tracy White
    Mount McKinley 77k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway in Sinclair Inlet off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 21 August 1947
    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard photo NY8-1136 now in the collections of the US National Archives Seattle Branch.
    Tracy White
    Mount McKinley 83k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Mount McKinley (AGC-7) Veteran.Net web site
    Mount McKinley 67k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
    Mount McKinley 41k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Mt McKinley Association
    Mount McKinley 105k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) anchored off Hungnam on 19 December 1950. LSU-637 is alongside Mount McKinley. USS Askari (ARL-30) is partially visible beyond Mount McKinley's bow.
    US National Archives photo 80-G-424523, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Mount McKinley 44k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) at anchor, date and location unknown. Bill Tennison
    Fremont 1551k USS Fremont (APA-44) and USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored at Genoa, Italy, 9 March 1954. Note the USS Telfair (APA-210) LCVP #1 in the foreground. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Mount McKinley 100k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., date unknown. Russ Padden
    Mount McKinley 69k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored pierside at Patras Greece , April 1957. Walt Kuecks EN2 (A div.) USS Mount McKinley
    Mount McKinley 271k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored at Genoa, Italy, 21 April 1957. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Mount McKinley 60k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) at anchor date and location unknown. Note the Iowa class battleship at anchor in the background. Tommy Trampp
    Mount McKinley 76k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, circa 1957, location unknown.
    Official US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Mount McKinley 70k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) approaching/departing her berth, circa 1950s, location unknown. Ron Reeves
    Mount McKinley 368k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) underway, circa 1961, location unknown. Note helipad aft.
    Official US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Mount McKinley 107k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) at anchor off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in 1962 during Exercise PHIBLANTEX 1-62. Note the plethora of antennas on her masts. Each ship of this class developed over time a different configuration of antennas. The ship in the upper left is a MSTS Victory Class cargo ship.
    US Navy photo # USN 1060456
    Robert Hurst
    Mount McKinley 105k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) moored pierside at San Diego, 5 February 1966 © Richard Leonhardt
    Mount McKinley 91k USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) at right with left to right;
    USS Intrepid (CVS-11),
    USS Agerholm (DD-826) and
    USS Porterfield (DD-682), at Hong Kong, BCC in 1967.
    Photo by Larry Backus USS Bausell


    For more photos and information about USS Mount McKinley, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • USS Mount McKinley Association
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew contact and reunion information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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