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USS Griggs (APA-110)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Victor - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Windsor Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 871) at Inglalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula MS.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy, 13 December 1944
Commissioned USS Griggs (APA-110), 14 December 1944, CAPT. Arthur C. Wood USN in command
During World War II USS Griggs was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Seventeen, COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20);
TransDiv Fifty CAPT. R.W. Abbot USN (20);
Decommissioned, 27 May 1946, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth VA.
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 28 May 1946, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
Custody transferred, 7 May 1947, to Moore-McCormack Lines for towing from Lee Hall, VA. to Kerney, N.J.
Delivered, 13 May 1947, to Federal Shipbuilding and Drydocking Co., Kerney, N.J., for reconversion for merchant service
Sold, 21 April 1948, to Moore-McCormack Lines, renamed SS Mormacrey
Sold to Grace Lines, August 1966
Renamed, SS Santa Alicia, 30 November 1966
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 April 1973, to Chang Iron and Steel Works, Ltd, Taiwan
Displacement 11,760 t.(lt) 16,100 t.(fl)
Beam 69' 6"
Speed 128.4 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 180,530 cu. ft, 4,500 tons
two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
two twin 20mm AA gun mounts
eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 8,510 Bbls
Diesel 750 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gear
four 250Kw 250V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Griggs (APA-110) underway, probably during a "Magic Carpet" run in late 1945 - early 1946.
US Navy photo
| Merchant Service
Moore McCormack Steamship Co.
||Post card image of Ex-USS Griggs (APA-110) as the Moore-McCormack Steamship Co.'s SS Mormacrey in the harbor at Vancouver, B.C.
Photo ©F. R. Sherlock.
USS Griggs (APA-110)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Wood, Arthur Crosby, USN (USNA 1924)||14 December 1944 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 31 March 2017
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