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USS Clarendon (APA-72)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Whiskey - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Okinawa 29 April 1945) - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Gilliam Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1865) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched 12 September 1944
Acquired, 12 December 1944, by the Navy from the Maritime Commission
Commissioned USS Clarendon (APA-72), 14 December 1944, LCDR. Edward A. Stroik, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Clarendon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17);
TransDiv Thirty-Five, CAPT. R.C. Bartman and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 to 30 April 1945
Following World War II USS Clarendon was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|13 to 25 September 1945||11 to 14 October 1945
|1 to 4 December 1945||23 October to 16 November 1945
Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Seattle WA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission 28 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Removed to Army Custody, 15 October 1946
Repair project, General Agency Agreement, Olympia Steamship Co., 13 September 1954 to 27 October 1954
Returned to MARAD for layup in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, VA., 6 February 1947
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 November 1963, to Boston Metals Co. (PD-X-649) for $81,777.77, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 11 December 1963, to
Zidell, Portland, OR, scrapping completed 16 October 1964
Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
Speed 16.9 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,600 DWT
non-refrigerated 85,000 cu. ft.
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 120V/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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USS Clarendon (APA-72)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Stroik, Edward Albert, USNR||14 December 1944 - 16 December 1944|
|02||CDR. Perie, Sherman P., USNR||16 December 1944 - 10 January 1946|
|03||CAPT. Zemmer, Harold Maurice, USN (USNA 1927) ||10 January 1946 - 9 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 17 March 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|