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USS Fergus (APA-82)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Papa - Oscar
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, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1875) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched 24 December 1944
Acquired by the Navy 19 February 1945
Commissioned USS Fergus (APA-82), 20 February 1945, CDR. Joseph C. Snyder, in command
During World War II USS Fergus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Fergus was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 to 30 September 1945
Decommissioned 25 June 1946 at Pearl Harbor
Towed to San Francisco, returned to the Maritime Commission 4 September 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 July 1965, 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
span style="padding-left: 0em">Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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||USS Fergus (APA-82) at anchor, date and location
||Jack Drake, USS Fergus
USS Fergus (APA-82)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Snyder, Joseph C.||20 February 1945 - 25 June 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 Data Base
Last Updated 14 February 2014
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