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USS Cortland (APA-75)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Bravo
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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 1868) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched 18 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 31 December 1944
Commissioned USS Cortland (APA-75), 1 January 1945, CDR. Francois Charles Blesbois Jordan USN (28) in command
During World War II USS Cortland was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater; TransRon Twenty-One; TransDiv Sixty-one, COMO. J. R. Palmer USN (13)
Following World War II USS Cortland was assigned Occupation and China service in the Far East from 2 September to 7 December 1945 and to Operation Crossroads as a target vessel in 1946
Decommissioned 30 December 1946, at Norfolk VA.
Struck from the Naval Register. date unknown
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 31 March 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 14 July 1966, to Boston Metals Co.
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 120/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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||USS Cortland (APA-75) at anchor, date and location unknown.
USS Cortland (APA-75)
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 13 January 2012
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