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USS Fergus (APA-82)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Papa - Oscar
NKPO
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.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16.9'
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 293
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 47
    Enlisted 802
    Cargo Capacity 85,000 cu. ft., 2,600 t.
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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 29k 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
    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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    Last Updated 14 February 2014