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USS Carlisle (APA-69)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Whiskey - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Gilliam Class Attack Transport
Laid down as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1862) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 30 July 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 28 November 1944
Commissioned USS Carlisle (APA-69), 29 November 1944, CDR. Hugh R. Adams in command
During World War II USS Carlisle was assigned to th Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO C.D. Edgar USN (12);
TransDiv Fifty-Six, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21)
Following World War II USS Carlisle was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|19 to 30 November 1945
|18 to 27 January 1946
USS Carlisle was assigned to Operation Crossroads as a target vessel during July and August 1946
Decommissioned at Bikini atoll, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk, 1 July 1946, by Test Able at Bikini Atoll
Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
Speed 16.9 kts.
Cargo Capacity 85,000 cu. ft., 2,600 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA radar-directed gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 9,695 Bbls
Diesel 375 Bbls
two Westinghouse turbo-electric drive
two Babcock & Wilcox 450psi 750° boilers
Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 100Kw 120/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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||USS Carlisle (APA-69) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Tom Law for his father Ellis "Elwood" Law USS Carlisle
USS Carlisle (APA-69)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
|01||CDR. Adams, Hugh Robert||29 November 1944 - 6 March 1945|
|02||LCDR. Carley, Maurice James, USNR||6 March 1945 - 11 July 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Operation Crossroads: Bikini Atoll
Last Updated 9 August 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|