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USS DuPage (APA-41)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Foxtrot - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Peleliu-15SEP44, Lingayen Gulf-10JAN45) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
Purple Heart (36 KIA, 136 WIA)
Bayfield Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Sea Hound, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-2A) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 389) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
Designated Naval Transport (AP-86)
Launched, 6 November 1942
Redesignated Attack Transport (APA-41), 1 February 1943
Placed in partial commission, 28 February 1943 through 17 March 1943 for transit to her fitting out yard, Todd Erie Basin Dry Dock, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Recommissioned, USS DuPage (APA-41), 1 September 1943, CAPT. G. M. Wauchope, USNR, in command
During World War II USS DuPage (APA-41) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M. O. Carlson USN (16);
TransDiv Thirty-Eight (flagship), CAPT. P.P. Welch USN (18) and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls
31 January to 8 February 1944
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 30 January 1945
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Admiralty Islands landings, 11 to 12 April 1944
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 28 April to 1 May 1944
Leyte landings, 13 to 25 October and 14 November 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 27 July 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 10 January 1945
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands-Peleliu, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Following World War II USS DuPage was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 26 to 30 October 1945
Decommissioned, 28 March 1946, at New York
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 27 June 1946, for disposal
Acquired by Pope and Talbot Steamship Company in 1946 and rename the SS P&T Pathfinder
Acquired by Moore-McCormack in 1957 and renamed SS Mormacsun
Acquired by Central Gulf Lines in 1964 and renamed SS Green Port
Acquired by States-Marine Line in 1967 and renamed SS Pine Tree State
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 may 1973, at Kaosiung, Taiwan, Li Chong Steel & Iron Works, Ltd.
USS DuPage earned seven battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 8,100 t.(lt), 16,100 t.(lim)
Beam 69' 6"
Draft 26' 6" (lim)
Speed 18.4 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 4,700DWT
non-refrigerated 175,000 cu. ft.,
4 LCM (Mk-6)
3 LCP(L) (MK-IV)
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eighteen single 20 mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Oil Capacity
Navy Standard Fuel Oil 8,510 bbls.
Diesel 750 bbls.
one General Electric geared turbine
two Foster-Wheeler D-type boilers 465psi 765°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive Ship Service Generators, 250kW 240V D.C.
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS DuPage (APA 41) underway, 13 October 1943, location unknown.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-87138 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||Transports steam in column off Pavuvu, Russell Islands, August 1944, probably during exercises preceding the Palaus operation. Photographed from USS Fayette (APA 43), looking forward, showing her kingposts and LCVPs stowed on deck. USS Pinkney (APH 2) is leading the column, followed by USS Elmore (APA 42) and USS DuPage (APA 41). Photo by Sgt McBride, USMC, 1st Division.
USMC photo # 94719
|US Naval Historical Center
||View of a pair of triple Welin davits being installed in USS DuPage (APA 41) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 7 May 1945.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo from " US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
||USS DuPage (APA 41) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 11 May 1945.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2630-45-54.
| Merchant Service
||Ex- USS DuPage (APA 41) underway while in merchant service as the States-Marine Line's SS Pine State, circa 1967-73, location unknown.
USS DuPage (APA-41)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Allen, Charles (Ferry Command)||28 February 1943 - 17 March 1943|
| ||Decommissioned||17 March 1943 - 1 September 1943|
|02||CAPT. Wauchope, George Marker||1 September 1943 - 31 December 1944|
|03||CAPT. Daugherty, W. USNR||31 December 1944 - 2 November 1945|
|04||CAPT. Price, Kenton Edson||2 November 1945 - 28 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 26 September 2014
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