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USS Briscoe (APA-65)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Mike - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Gilliam Class Attack Transport
Laid down, 29 March 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1858) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched 19 June 1944
Commissioned USS Briscoe (APA-65), 29 October 1944, CAPT. August Jackson Detzer Jr. in command
During World War II USS Briscoe was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Sixteen, COMO J. R. McGovern USN;
TransDiv Forty-Six,COMO J. R. McGovern USN;
Following World War II USS Briscoe was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 to 9 September ||29 September to 6 October 1945
|24 to 28 September 1945||24 October to 24 November 1945
|27 to 28 January 1946||
USS Briscoe (APA-65) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 93 (TRANSDIV 93) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
Decommissioned at Bikini Atoll, 29 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 July 1948
Final Disposition, sunk by USS Duluth (CL-87) off Kwajalein, 6 May 1948
Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
Speed 16.9 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 15 t.
Cargo Capacity 600 DWT
non-refrigerated 85,000 cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 9,695 Bbls
Diesel 375 Bbls
two Westinghouse steam turbines
two Babcock & Wilcox D-type boilers, 450psi 750°
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two propellers, 6,000shp
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 19 February 2016
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