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USS Ottawa (AKA-101)


/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Bravo
NEBB
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
  • 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;
    TransDiv Sixty-Seven
  • 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 was assigned to JTF-1 (Operation Crossroads) from 20 March to 14 August 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 14,100 t.(fl)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 26' 4"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 38
    Enlisted 387
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 5,275 DWT
    non-refrigerated 380,000 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 10.425 Bbls
    Diesel 805 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    Ottawa 16k USS Ottawa (AKA-101) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    USS Ottawa (AKA-101)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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