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USS Niagara (APA-87)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Tango - Bravo
NZTB
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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


Gilliam Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 20 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1880) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched, 10 February 1945
  • Acquired by the US Navy 26 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Niagara (APA-87), 29 March 1945, LCDR. Allan C. Hoffman, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Niagara was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Niagara was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 6 to 15 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 12 December 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to National Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA., 5 February 1950

    Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16.9'
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 295
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 47
    Enlisted 802
    Cargo Capacity 85,000 cu. ft., 2,600 t.
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,695 Bbls
    Diesel 375 Bbls
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA radar-directed gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    two Westinghouse turbo-electric drive
    two Babcock & Wilcox 450psi 750° boilers
    Ship's Service Generators
    one turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
    one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
    one turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two propellers 6,000shp

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    Niagara 72k USS Niagara (APA-87) commissioning ceremony, 29 March 1945 at San Pedro, CA. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.
    Niagara 70k USS Niagara (APA-87) commissioning ceremony, 29 March 1945 at San Pedro, CA., officers and invited guests. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.
    Niagara 84k USS Niagara (APA-87) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.
    Niagara 66k USS Niagara (APA-87) at anchor in Japan. Notice the LCVP's at the stern of the ship and the officers motor launch in the foreground. Worthy P. Grande was the boat engineer for LCVP 87-4 from whence this photo was taken. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.
    Niagara 141k USS Niagara (APA-87) loading passengers, date and location unknown. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.
    Niagara 90k USS Niagara (APA-87) casual photos of crew members aboard ship, date and location unknown. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.
    Niagara 110k USS Niagara (APA-87) casual photos of crew members aboard ship, date and location unknown. Terry Granade for his father Worthy P. Granade MM1/c USS Niagara.

    USS Niagara (APA-87)
    DANFS history at the US Naval History and heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Hoffman, Allan C.29 March 1945 - 2 December 1945
    01CDR. Standley, Jr., William Harrison :RADM2 December 1945 - 31 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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