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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 L. Frazier, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Elkhart was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO. A.S. Witherspoon;
TransDiv Sixty-Seven, 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:
Decommissioned, 12 April 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 January 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-652 dated 11 December 1963) for $103,811.81, withdrawn for the Olympia
Reserve Fleet 12 February 1964, scrapping completed, 15 June 1964
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|7 September to 28 December 1945||7 September to 29 December 1945
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) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS
USS Elkhart (APA-80)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Frazier, Charles Leonard, USNR||8 February 1945 - 5 December 1945|
|02||CDR. Oden, Solomon Frederick, USN (USNA 1924)||5 December 1945 - 2 April 1946|
|03||LT. Schooler, Charles Lindley, USN||2 April 1946 - 12 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 24 March 2017
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