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USS Feland (APA-11)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Quebec - Romeo
NUQR
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 (6)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


Doyen Class Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Feland (AP-18) a Maritime Commission (P1-S2-L2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 182) at Consolidated Steel Co. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Launched, 10 November 1942
  • Reclassified Attack Transport APA-11, 1 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS Feland (APA-11), 21 June 1943, CAPT. Clinton A. Misson USN in command
  • During WWII USS Feland was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Eleven, COMO. D. W. Loomis USN (18)
    TransDiv Thirty-Three, CAPT. S. M. Haight USN (18) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Gilbert Islands operation
    Tarawa, 20 November to 7 December 1943
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 20 October and 18 November 1944
    Marshall Islands operation
    Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 10 January 1945
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 to 22 June 1944
    Capture and occupation to Guam, 22 to 29 July 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 5 March 1945

  • Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • USS Feland earned six battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred, 28 June 1946, to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 February 1964, Zidell Explorations, Portland, OR. (PD-X-657) for $58,689.18, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 16 March 1964
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,351t.(lt), 6,720 t.(fl)
    Length 414' 6"
    Beam 56'
    Draft 18' 6" (lim)
    Speed 19 kts.
    Complement
    32 Officers
    424 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 71
    Enlisted 819
    Boats 16 LCVPs
    Cargo Capacity 400 DWT
    non-refrigerated 90,000 Cu. ft.
    Armament
    four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Duel Capacities
    NSFO 8,510 Bbls
    Diesel 750 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Westinghouse geared turbines
    two Babcock & Wilcox "D" type boilers, 450psi °765
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two 500Kw 120V/240V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin propellers, 8,000 SHP

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    Feland 167k
    Namesake

    Logan Feland, born 18 August 1869 in Hopkinsville, Ky., served as a captain in the 3d Kentucky Infantry during the Spanish-American War, and entered the Marine Corps as a first lieutenant 1 July 1899. He served with high distinction in the many expeditions made by the Marines in the Caribbean and Central America between the Spanish-American War and World War I. He was second and then first in command of the valorous 5th Marine Regiment, winning the Distinguished Service Cross for his conspicuous courage and ability in the Battle of Belleau Wood, and additional laurels in the Battles of Soissons, the Meuse-Argonne, and the attack on Blanc Mont Ridge in the Champagne. His post war service was highlighted by command of the Marine Brigade in the occupation of Nicaragua, and the Department of the Pacific. Major General Feland retired 1 September 1933 and died 17 July 1936. Digital ID: ggbain 32855 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Bill Gonyo
    Feland 126k The US Marine Corps 167th anniversary was observed, 10 November 1942, with the sideways launching of Feland (APA-11) at the Consolidated Steel Corp. yard. The vessel named after Maj. Gen. Logan Feland, was christened by his widow.
    AP wirephoto.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Feland 375k USS Feland (APA-11), at anchor, date and location unknown. She is painted in camouflage scheme 32/3D.
    US Navy photo.
    Submitted by James P. Thomas for his father
    LTjg. Clifford P. Assad USS Feland

    USS Feland (APA-11)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Misson, Clinton Alonzo, USN (USNA 1921-B) :RADM20 June 1943 - 27 December 1943
    02CDR. Jones, Gordon Michael, USNR27 December 1943 - 17 July 1944
    03LCDR. McPhee, Malcolm A., USNR17 July 1944 - 11 August 1944
    04CDR. Prestwich, George F., USNR11 August 1944 - 11 August 1945
    05CDR. Crosbie, Percy A., USNR11 August 1945 - 1 September 1945
    06LCDR. Emmons, Frederick Ernest, USNR1 September 1945 - 15 March 1946
    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
    USS Feland Official History
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