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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
Leyte landings, San Pedro Bay, 16 to 21 October and 19 to 29 November 1944
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 to 24 June 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and capture of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
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|USS Sumter (APA-52)
|98k||Sumter (APA-50) off Baltimore, MD., 10 May 1943, after arriving on her ferry voyage from Mobile, AL., and before conversion.
Note that her rig as delivered by the builder consisted of three single masts.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 19-N-44543, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
US National Archives 80-G-81683
|201k||The just completed USS Sumter (APA-52) underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 9 September 1943, her
davits as yet empty of landing craft. The two empty gun tubs aft were soon filled by a pair of quad 1.1" machine cannon, ultimately replaced by twin 40 mm guns.
NavSource photo #'s NS 1000305206 and NS 100305207, US Navy photos, and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-81683, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|43k||USS Sumter (APA-52) underway, date and location unknown.||Terry Tull|
|47k||USS Sumter (APA-52) underway, date and location unknown.||Terry Tull|
| Merchant Service
Waterman Steamship Co.
Sea-Land Service Inc.
|72k||Ex-Sumter (APA-52) under way while in merchant service as the Waterman Steamship Co.'s SS Gateway City departing Bremen, Germany, on the River Wiser, Germany, in thick fog, September 1966.||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|164k||The Waterman Steamship Co.'s SS Gateway City under way in the English Channel, circa early-1950s.
|211k||Ex-USS Sumter (APA-52) the Sea-Land Service Inc. containership SS Gateway City under way in US waters, date and location unknown.
©C. A. Duncan.
|CDR. McHale, William Alfred, USNR (APA Ferry Crew #5)||30 April 1943 - 13 May 1943|
|01||CAPT. Blackledge, Allan Douglas||1 September 1943 - 11 December 1943|
|02||CAPT. Haff, Theodore Germond||11 December 1943 - 30 July 1944|
|03||CDR. O'Pry Jr., James Theodore||30 July 1944 - 1 December 1945|
|04||CAPT. Van Swearingen, Earl Kendall USN (27)||1 December 1945 - 10 January 1946|
|05||LCDR. Winkel, Matthew John||10 January 1946 - 22 January 1946|
|06||LCDR. Callahan, Frank James||22 January 1946 - 19 March 1946|
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