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USS Sidonia (AKA-42)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Uniform - Oscar
NTUO
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 1 February 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1903), at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence R.I.
  • Launched, 7 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS Sidonia (AKA-42), 30 April 1945, LCDR. E. C. Earl in command
  • During her brief career USS Sidonia served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters transporting troops from one to the other
  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS Sidonia came under the command of
    TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E.l. Short;
    TransDiv Seventy-One, CAPT. W.P. Davis USN (27)
  • Decommissioned, 25 February 1946, at Everett WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 29 June 1946
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Transferred to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy for service as a school ship in 1947
  • Renamed TS Yankee States
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 December 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland OR.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo capacity 980 DWT
    non-refrigerated 110,000 Cu. ft.
    Boats
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,540 Bbls
    Diesel 365 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Westinghouse turbo-electric engines
    two Wickes boilers, 450psi 750°
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
    twin propellers, 6,000shp.

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    Sidonia 1351k USS Sidonia (AKA-42) underway during builders sea trials, 27 April 1945 in Narragansett Bay. Gary Lucas for his father Melvin A. Lucas GM3/c USS Sidonia

    USS Sidonia (AKA-42)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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