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USS Elkhart (APA-80)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Quebec
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 (date unknown) as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1873) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 5 December 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 7 February 1945,
Commissioned USS Elkhart (APA-80), 8 February 1945, LCDR. Charles Leonard Frazier, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Elkhart was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO . A.S. Witherspoon;
Following World War II USS Elkhart was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|7 September to 28 December 1945||7 September to 29 December 1945
Decommissioned, 12 April 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 12 February 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc.
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
Ships Service Generators
one turbo-drive 250kW 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 150kW 450V A.C
one turbo-drive100kW 120/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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USS Elkhart (APA-80)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 15 February 2013
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