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USS Feland (APA-11)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Quebec - Romeo
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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Gilbert Islands operation
Tarawa, 20 November to 7 December 1943
Leyte landings, 20 October and 18 November 1944
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 10 January 1945
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 (PD-X-657) for $58,689.18, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 16 March 1964
Displacement 4,351t.(lt), 6,720 t.(fl)
Length 414' 6"
Draft 18' 6" (lim)
Speed 19 kts.
Boats 16 LCVPs
Cargo Capacity 400 DWT
non-refrigerated 90,000 Cu. ft.
four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 8,510 Bbls
Diesel 750 Bbls
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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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
||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.
||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)
|01||CAPT. Misson, Clinton Alonzo, USN (USNA 1921-B) :RADM||20 June 1943 - 27 December 1943|
|02||CDR. Jones, Gordon Michael, USNR||27 December 1943 - 17 July 1944|
|03||LCDR. McPhee, Malcolm A., USNR||17 July 1944 - 11 August 1944|
|04||CDR. Prestwich, George F., USNR||11 August 1944 - 11 August 1945 |
|05||CDR. Crosbie, Percy A., USNR||11 August 1945 - 1 September 1945 |
|06||LCDR. Emmons, Frederick Ernest, USNR||1 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
Last Updated 26 May 2017
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