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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 (24) 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • Mercantile Service
  • Sold for commercial service by the Maritime Commission, 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)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 25'
    Speed 128.4 kts (trial)
    Officers 41
    Enlisted 437
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 91
    Enlisted 1470
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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)
    Griggs 543k USS Griggs (APA-110) underway, probably during a "Magic Carpet" run in late 1945 - early 1946.
    US Navy photo
    David Buell
    Griggs 252k
    Mercantile Service
    Griggs 356k Post card image of Ex-USS Griggs (APA-110) as the Moore-McCormack Lines SS Mormacrey in the harbor at Vancouver, B.C.
    Photo ©F. R. Sherlock.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Griggs (APA-110)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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