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USS Rolette (AKA-99)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Kilo - Papa
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 - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia and Europe clasps) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 2 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 221), at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
Launched, 11 March 1945
Commissioned, USS Rolette (AKA-99), 27 April 1945, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA., CDR. Lamar Munroe Wise in command
During World War II USS Rolette was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Rolette was assigned to Occupation service for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|Asia - 5 to 17 September 1945
|Asia - 3 to 22 October 1945
|Asia - 28 October to 23 November 1945
|Europe - 4 May to 17 October 1953
USS Rolette (AKA-99) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.3.1 Transportation Group (Transportation Division (TRANSDIV 31) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 31 March 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Decommissioned, 1 April 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947
Withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, 13 August 1951, for delivery to US Navy
Reinstated in the Naval Register, 13 August 1951
Recommissioned, 23 February 1952, at Oakland, CA.
Decommissioned, 1 May 1956, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.
Title transferred to US Navy, 31 May 1956
Assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 28 June 1960, for disposal
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
Sold to American Ship Dismantlers Inc., Portland, OR. for scrapping, 16 February 1978 for $142,680.81. (PD-X-1035 dated 6 January 1978)
Final Disposition, delivered, 18 March 1978 to American Ship Dismantlers, Inc., for scrapping
Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 14,200 t.(fl)
Length 459' 2"
Draft 26' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts (trial)
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
Fuel Capacity NSFO 11,190 Bbls
one General Electric steam turbine
two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||USS Rolette (AKA-99), at anchor, date and location unknown.
||SSG Thomas E. Blainey U.S. Army for his father Robert A. Blainey, S/1c. USS Rolette
||USS Rolette (AKA-99) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 7 April 1952.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. 80-G-441065
||Amidships plan view looking forward of USS Rolette (AKA-99) along side an unidentified LSD at Hunters Point Navy Yard, San Francisco, 26 March 1952.
Naval Shipyard Mare Island photo # NY9-12475-3-52, 3/26/52
||Stern plan view of USS Rolette (AKA-99) along side an unidentified LSD at Hunters Point Navy Yard, San Francisco, 26 March 1952.
Naval Shipyard Mare Island photo # NY9-12478-3-52, 3/26/52
USS Rolette (AKA-99)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Wise, Lamar Munroe||27 April 1945 - 3 March 1947|
|02||LCDR. De Blanc, Albert Charles USN||3 March 1947 - 1 April 1947|
| ||Decommissioned||1 April 1947 - 13 August 1951|
|03||CAPT. Davis, James Henry||1953 - ?|
|04||CAPT. Craighill, Robert Rutherford :RADM||no dates|
|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 19 February 2016
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