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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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947
  • 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Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 June 1965, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-696 dated 20 may 1965) for $72,113.13, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 26 July 1986, scrapping completed, 14 January 1966
    Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16.9'
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 293
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 47
    Enlisted 802
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Fergus 24k USS Fergus (APA-82) at anchor, date and location unknown Jack Drake, USS Fergus
    Fergus 87k USS Fergus (APA-82) and USS Fillmore (APA-83) docked at Aomori, Japan after the surrender.
    Photo taken from USS Kershaw (APA-176) by an unknown photographer
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Fergus (APA-82)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. 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

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