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USS Auburn (AGC-10)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Charlie - Sierra
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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
Mount McKinley Class Amphibious Force Command Ship:
Laid down, 14 August 1943, as SS Kathay, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-AJ1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 1351) at North Carolina Shipbuilding and Drydock, Wilmington, N.C.
Launched, 19 October 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 31 January 1944
Converted to an Amphibious Force Command Ship at Bethlehem Steel Co., Hoboken, N.J.
Commissioned USS Auburn (AGC-10), 20 July 1944, at Hoboken, N.J., CAPT. Ralph Orsen Myers in command
During World War II USS Auburn (AGC-10) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima - 19 February to 27 March 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - 31 May to 21 June1945
Following World War II USS Auburn was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 September to 12 October 1945
Decommissioned, 7 May 1947, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
USS Auburn earned two battle stars for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal, November 1960
Final Disposition sold for scrapping, 17 February 1961, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. (PD-X-597) for $211,666.66
Displacement 7,500 t.(lt), 12,580 t.(fl)
Speed 16.4 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
fourteen single 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°
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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||Port quarter view of USS Auburn (AGC-10) wearing camouflage scheme 32/8f outside of Pearl Harbor, 11 November 1944.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-277024, a US Navy photo courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, usndazzle.com).
||USS Auburn (AGC-10) at anchor in Manila Bay, circa August-September 1945.
||Capt Jerry Mason, USN
||USS Auburn (AGC-10) at anchor off San Francisco, CA. circa November 1945.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 77383, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, Corte Madera, CA. 1973.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Auburn (AGC-10)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Myers, Ralph Orsen||20 July 1944 - 31 May 1945 |
|02||CAPT. Welker Jr., George Washington||31 May 1945 - July 1946|
|03||CAPT. Pleasants Jr., Arthur Lee, USN (USNA 1922)||July 1946 - 1 April 1947|
|04||LCDR. Seward, Jack, USN ||1 April 1947 - 7 May 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 23 November 2018
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