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USS Marquette (AKA-95)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 217) at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 29 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS Marquette (AKA-95), 20 June 1945, CDR. John E. Gabrielson, USN in command
  • During World War II USS Marquette was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Marquette was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    23 June to 26 September 1948
    14 May to 19 September 1949
    15 March to 27 June 1951
    3 May to 8 October 1953
    19 May to 20 September 1954
  • Decommissioned, 19 July 1955
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 9 January 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Permanent custody transferred to MARAD), 30 June 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold, 28 March 1972, to C & C Plywood Corp, for non-transportation use, delivered, 3 May 1972
    Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 14,200 t.(lim)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 26' 4"
    Speed 16.5 kts (trial)
    Officers 24
    Enlisted 223
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 4,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 440,000 Cu. ft.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    8 LCMs
    1 LCP(L)
    15 LCVPs
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 11,900 Bbls
    one General Electric steam turbine
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 450psi 750°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gear
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    Marquette 64k USS Marquette (AKA-95) at anchor off Oran, Algeria, date unknown. Robert C. Paris, CIC Officer, November 1950-52
    Marquette 69k USS Marquette (AKA-95) underway, Mediterranean Sea, circa 1952. Robert C. Paris, CIC Officer, November 1950-52
    Marquette 74k USS Marquette (AKA-95) underway, Mediterranean Sea, circa 1952. Robert C. Paris, CIC Officer, November 1950-52
    Marquette 76k USS Marquette (AKA-95) anchored in Hampton Roads, VA., May 1946. Russ Padden
    Marquette 73k Marquette (AKA-95) moored pierside, circa 1952, place unknown. George Panos, QMS2C USS Earle B. Hall

    USS Marquette (AKA-95)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Gabrielson, John Ervin, USN20 June 1945 - 10 January 1946
    02CAPT. Mills, Ralph Erskine USN (USNA 1924)10 January 1946 - 1 March 1946
    03CAPT. Gabrielson, John Ervin1 March 1946 - 15 December 1947
    04CAPT. Livdahl, Orlin Lester USN (USNA 1926)15 December 1947 - 1949
    05CAPT. Adair, Charles USN (USNA 1926) :RADM1949 - 1950
    07CAPT. MacDonald, Donald John :RADMSeptember 1951 - 20 November 1952
    08CAPT. Gadrow, Robert Emett, USN (USNA 1931)1953 - 1 September 1954
    09CAPT. Dorsey, Jack Sidney :RADM20 November 1954 - 9 May 1955
    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
    Photos from the 1952 Mediterranean Cruise Book
    USS Marquette (AKA-95) War Diaries June 1945 to September 1945 and History"
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