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USS Tolland (AKA-64)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Hotel - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Iwo Jima, Okinawa)
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Tolland Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 22 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-AJ3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1385), at North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp, Wilmington, N.C.
Launched, 26 June 1944
Commissioned USS Tolland (AKA-64), 4 September 1944, CDR. Edward Joseph Kingsland, USNR, in command
During WWII USS Tolland was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Sixteen, COMO J.R. McGovern USN;
TransDiv Forty-Six and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 28 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 15 April 1945
Following World War II USS Toland was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|25 September to 14 October 1945||2 to 20 November 1945
Decommissioned, 1 July 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 July 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
Purchased by Luckenbach Steamship Co, 3 October 1947, renamed SS Edgar F. Luckenbach
Resold in October 1959 to States Marine Line, renamed SS Blue Grass State
Resold in 6 November 1970, reflagged Panamanian, renamed SS Reliance Cordiality
Final Disposition, scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 1971
USS Tolland received two battle stars for her World War II service at Iwo Jima and Okinawa
Displacement 8,635 t.(lt) 13,910 t.(fl), 14,160 (lim)
Length 459' 2"
Draft 26' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 5,275 DWT
non-refrigerated 380,000 Cu ft
NSFO 10,425 Bbls
Diesel 805 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 450psi 750°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
three Ship's Service Generators 300Kw, 120V/240V D.C.
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||USS Tolland (AKA-64) passing under the Cooper River Bridge at Charleston, S.C., 7 September 1944.
US Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. photo # 2500-44
||USS Tolland (AKA-64) underway, date and location unknown
US Navy photo
Luckenbach SS Co.
States Marine Lines
||Ex-Tolland (AKA-64) in merchant service as SS Edgar F. Luckenbach in Luckenbach colors with States Marine Lines logo painted on her stack. circa late 1950s, location unknown. Photo ©Duncan.
||SS Blue Grass State moored pierside, Bremerhaven, Germany, 4 January 1968.
||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
||Ex- Tolland (AKA-64) in merchant service as the SS Reliance Cordiality underway, location unknown, circa 1970-71.
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II web site
USS Tolland (AKA-64)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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