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USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100)


International Radio Call sign:
November - Hotel - Lima - Golf
NHLG
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp)
Third Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (4-Cuba) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1)
Fourth Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon, 1-Cuba, 1-Dominican Republic) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission (MC hull 222) contract, at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 15 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100), 6 June 1945, at New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn N.Y., CAPT. James Campbell, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS), 1946
  • Absorbed into the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October 1949
  • During the Korean War USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    18 to 21 July 1950
    18 September to 1 November 1950
    Inchon Landing
    15 to 17 September 1950

  • Prior to and following the Korean War USS Oglethorpe was assigned to Occupation service for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    Asia - 12 to 18 April 1950
    Europe - 14 September 1951 to 29 January 1952
    Europe - 21 September 1954 to 18 January 1955

  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1968
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 26 June 1969, at Portsmouth, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 June 1969, to Peck Iron & Metal, delivered, 14 July 1969
  • USS Oglethorpe received two battle stars for Korean service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 13,900 t.(fl)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 26' 4"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 38
    Enlisted 387
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 4,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 440,000 Cu. ft
    Armament
    one 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 and 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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    Oglethorpe 14k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and location unknown. .
    Oglethorpe 35k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and location unknown. .
    Oglethorpe 209k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and location unknown. .
    Oglethorpe 91k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) moored pierside at Boston Naval Shipyard, August 1960 © Richard Leonhardt
    Oglethorpe 58k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown. Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 42k
    Oglethorpe 51k
    Oglethorpe 52k
    Oglethorpe 42k
    Oglethorpe 54k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) moored pierside at Norfolk Naval Station, date unknown. Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 180k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway off of NOB Norfolk, July 1964 © Richard Leonhardt
    Mountrail 284k From left to right; USS De Soto County (LST-1177), USS Mountrail (APA-213) and USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) moored at Genoa, Italy, 31 December 1967. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Oglethorpe 663k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) moored at Genoa, Italy, 31 December 1967 between USS Mountrail (APA-213) and USS Chilton (APA-38) Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Oglethorpe 27k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Oglethorpe 93k USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) plaque Tommy Trampp


    For more photos and information about USS Oglethorpe, see:
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100)
  • Commanding Officers

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

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