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USS Winston (LKA-94)
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USS Winston (AKA-94) (1945 - 1963)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons





Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (6)
Fourth Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3-Vietnam) - Vietnam Service Medal (6) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (4)
Fifth Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Andromeda Class Amphibious Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 10 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 216), at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearney, N.J.
  • Launched, 19 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS Winston (AKA-94), 19 January 1945, at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., CDR. Morgan C. Wheyland, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Winston (AKA-94) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S. P. Jenkins;
    TransDiv Sixty-Six, CAPT. W. G. Ludlow Jr. USN (17)
  • Following World War II USS Winston was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    14 January to 15 May 1949 6 to 13 July 1951

  • During the Korean War USS Winston participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North Korea Aggression
    23 to 27 September 1950
    7 October to 2 November 1950
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    30 April to 1 May 1951
    Communist China Aggression
    3 to 16 November 1950
    3 to 28 December 1950
    Third Korean Winter
    13 to 15 February 1953
    14 to 25 March 1953
    First UN Counter Offensive
    9 to 11 February 1951
    15 February to 7 March 1951
    Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
    13 June 1953
    5 to 19 July 1953
    26 to 27 July 1953

  • Decommissioned, 1 February 1957
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 24 November 1961, at San Francisco, CA.
  • During the Vietnam War USS Winston (AKA-94 / LKA-94) participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnam Defense
    4 July to 11 August 1965
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    4 September to 30 October 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    4 to 17 April 1966
    26 May to 4 June 1966
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    28 to 30 November 1968
    10 to 31 December 1968
    1 to 28 January 1969
    10 to 22 February 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    24 July to 5 August 1966
    Tet 69/Counteroffensive
    23 February to 28 March 1969
    14 April to 5 May 1969

  • Redesignated (LKA-94), 1 January 1969
  • Decommissioned in November 1969
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, Ca.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1976
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 December 1979, to Apolina Ltd.
  • USS Winston earned six battle stars for Korean War service and six campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 14,200 t.(fl)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 26' 4"
    Speed 16.t kts (trial)
    Compliment
    Officers 24
    Enlisted 223
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 4,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 440,000 Cu. ft.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Boats
    eight LCMs
    one LCP(L)
    fifteen LCVPs
    Fuel Capacity NSFO 11,190 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Electric steam turbine
    two Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers, 450psi 750°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    Winston 64k USS Winston (AKA-94) underway off San Diego during sea trials in September 1962, prior to a WESTPAC deployment. Dean T, Reed EN3 LCM#7 USS Winston
    Winston 584k USS Winston (AKA-94) out bound to sea passing Point Loma as she exits the harbor at San Diego, CA., circa pre-1960. Masao Aochi BT2 USS Winston 1968-69
    Winston 81k USS Winston (AKA-94) at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, June 1966. © Richard Leonhardt
    Winston 63k USS Winston (AKA-94) underway off the coast of South Vietnam, 1966. Photo by LT. Richard Dawson USS Renville.
    Winston 42k USS Winston (AKA-94) underway off South Vietnam in 1967
    US Navy photo # K-41458
    US Naval Historical Center
    Winston 116k USS Winston (AKA-94) at anchor, Kaoshung, Republic of China, 39 March 30 1969. Masao Aochi BT2 USS Winston 1968-69
    Winston 33k USS Winston (AKA-94) at anchor, Danang, Republic of Vietnam, May 1969. Masao Aochi BT2 USS Winston 1968-69

    Additional USS Winston (AKA-94) Patches
    Vulcan
    Contributed by Mike Smolinski
    Vulcan
    Contributed by Mike Smolinski


    For more photos and information about USS Winston, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • MARAD Vessel History Data Base
  • USS Winston (AKA/LKA-94)
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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