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USS Ottawa (AKA-101)
/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Tolland Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 5 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-AJ3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1698) at North Carolina Shipbuilding, Wilmington, N.C.
Launched, 29 November 1944
Placed in partial commission as USS Ottawa (AKA-101), at Wilmington, N.C., 9 January 1945, LT. Guyon, Elmer Edward USNR (Aux. Ferry Crew # 1) in command
Decommissioned, 10 January 1945 at Charleston Navy Yard for conversion to naval service
Re-commissioned USS Ottawa (AKA-101), 8 February 1945, LCDR. Jackson Mizell, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Ottawa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO . A.S. Witherspoon;
Following World War II USS Ottawa was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 to 27 September 1945
|26 October to 12 November 1945
USS Ottawa (AKA-101) 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
Decommissioned, 10 January 1947, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 January 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 14 March 1947
Sold, 3 October 1947, by the Maritime Commission to Luckenbach Steamship Lines, Inc., renamed SS Andrea F. Luckenbach
Final Disposition, lost due to stranding three miles off Kohala Point, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii, 11 March 1951
Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 14,100 t.(fl)
Length 459' 2"
Draft 26' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 5,275 DWT
non-refrigerated 380,000 Cu. ft
one 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 10.425 Bbls
Diesel 805 Bbls
one General Electric steam turbine
two Combustion Engineering header-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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||USS Ottawa (AKA-101) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
USS Ottawa (AKA-101)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||LT. Guyon, Elmer Edward, USNR (Aux. Ferry Crew # 1)||9 January 1945 - 10 January 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||10 January 1945 - 8 February 1945|
|01||LCDR. Mizell, Jackson, USNR||8 January 1945 - 13 December 1945|
|02||CDR. Ehle, Arthur Kendrick||13 December 1945 - 10 January 1947|
|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
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 26 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|