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USS Sidonia (AKA-42)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Uniform - Oscar
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. Charles E. Earl USN 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 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 29 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 December 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland OR. (PD-X-680) for $78,889.98. Removed 23 December 1964. Scrapping completed 23 June 1965
Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
Draft 16' (lim)
Speed 16.9 kts.
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.
Troop Capacity 264
NSFO 9,540 Bbls
Diesel 365 Bbls
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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||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)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Earl, Charles Edward USN (30)||30 April 1945 - 25 February 1946|
|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 16 October 2015
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