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USS Wasatch (AGC-9)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Delta - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic -Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
Mount McKinley Class Amphibious Force Command Ship:
Laid down as SS Fleetwing, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-AJ1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 1349) at North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C.
Launched, 8 October 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 31 December 1943
Renamed Wasatch and converted to an Amphibious Force Command Ship at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Commissioned USS Wasatch (AGC-9), 20 May 1944, CAPT. Alford M. Granum, USN, in command
During World War II USS Wasatch (AGC-9) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Western New Guinea operations
Morotai Landings - 15 September 1944
Balkpapan operations, 26 June to 6 July 1945
Leyte landings - 19 to 29 October 1944
Following World War II USS Wasatch performed Occupation duty in the Far East from 19 September to 8 November 1945
Decommissioned, 30 August 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group in April 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1960
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal
Final Disposition sold for scrapping to the National Metal and Steel Corp, Terminal Island CA.
USS Wasatch received three battle stars for her World War II service
Displacement 7,500 t.(lt), 12,580 t.(fl)
Length 459' 2"
Speed 16.4 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten twin 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 22,650 Bbls
Diesel 700 Bbls
one General Electric Geared turbine drive
two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers 450psi 750°
Ships' Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||Port bow view of USS Wasatch (AGC-9) off Navy Yard Norfolk, VA., 4 May 1944. She is painted in Measure 32 design 8F.
Navy Yard Norfolk photo #1719 (#14).
|Daniel A. Guntin MMOM3/c USS Wasatch USS LCI(l)-970
||USS Wasatch (AGC-9) underway while departing Navy Yard Norfolk, VA., 31 May 1944.
US Navy photo
||Crossing the Equator aboard USS Wasatch (AGC-9), 7 July 1944. King Neptune as his Court are aboard to initiate the polliwogs.
||George Cunningham for his Grandfather George E. Cunningham S2/c USS Wasatch
||Overhead view of USS Wasatch (AGC-9), date and location unknown.
USS Wasatch (AGC-9)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
|01||CAPT. Granum, Alfred Marcellus :RADM||20 May 1944 - 3 February 1945|
|02||CAPT. Ringle, Kenneth DuVal :RADM||3 February 1945 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Last Updated 3 June 2011
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|