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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 (APA-69) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 91 (TRANSDIV 91) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Decommissioned at Bikini atoll, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sunk, 1 July 1946, by Test Able at Bikini Atoll
    Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16.9'
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 293
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 47
    Enlisted 802
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Carlisle 89k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Adams, Hugh Robert29 November 1944 - 6 March 1945
    02CDR. Carley, Maurice James, USNR6 March 1945 - 12 December 1945
    03CDR. Love, Robert A., USNR12 December 1945 - 4 April 1946
    03CDR. Goyett, Emanuel, Thomas, USN (USNA 1927)4 April 1946 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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