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USS Trousdale (AKA-79)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Juliet - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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 1386), at North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp. Wilmington, N.C.
Launched, 3 July 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 24 July 1944, and towed to her conversion yard at Hoboken, N.J.
Commissioned USS Trousdale (AKA-79), 1 December 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Hoboken, N.J., LCDR. William James Lane, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Trousdale was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO C. D. Edgar USN (12);
TransDiv Fifty-Five and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 11 to 22 April 1945
Following World War II USS Trousdale was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September 1945 to 1 February 1946||2 September 1945 to 1 February 1946
Decommissioned, 29 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 30 April 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 25 February 1947 Waterman Steamship Co., Mobile, AL., renamed SS Lafayette
Sold to Ocean Transportation Co. Inc., January 1955, renamed SS Ocean Deborah
Sold, 30 June 1961, to Central Gulf Steamship Corp., New Orleans, LA. SS Green Dale
In June 1968 SS Green Dale collided with another freighter at Bandar Shapur, Iran and was severely damaged. After having been flooded and beached the ship was regarded as a total lose
Final Disposition sold for scrapping, 25 November 1968, to Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp., Taiwan
USS Trousdale earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 8,635 t.(lt) 14,160 t.(fl)
Length 459' 2"
Draft 26' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Officers - 24
Enlisted - 223
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 5,275DWT
non-refrigerated 380,000 Cu ft.
NSFO - 10,425 Bbls
Diesel - 805 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Foster Wheeler header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gear
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ships's Service Generators
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||USS Trousdale (AKA-79) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Ex- USS Trousdale (AKA-79) under way while in merchant service as the (Waterman-affiliate company vessel) SS Lafayette, date and location unknown.
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USS Trousdale (AKA-79)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 24 October 2014
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