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USS Grundy (APA-111)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Victor - Kilo
NZVK
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Windsor Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 873) at Inglalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula. MS.
  • Launched, 16 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Grundy (APA-111), 3 January 1945, CAPT. Jose Manuel Cabanillas in command
  • During World War II USS Grundy was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransRon Thirty-Three, TranDiv Sixty-Seven, COMO. A.S. Witherspoon
  • Following World War II USS Grundy was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    12 September to 8 October 1945 
    12 to 14 November 194515 to 25 November
    26 November to 6 December 1945 

  • Decommissioned, 8 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 13 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for commercial service by the Maritime Commission, 27 May 1948, to Moore-McCormack Lines, renamed SS Mormacsurf
  • Resold to Grace Lines in August1966, renamed SS Santa Anita
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 March 1973, to Tai Kien Industry Co. Ltd., Taiwan
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,100 t.(lt) 16,100 t.(fl)
    Length 492' 6"
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 41
    Enlisted 437
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 91
    Enlisted 1,470
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity, 4,500 DWT
    non-refrigerated 180,500 Cu ft.
    Boats 12 LCVP, 4 LCM (Mk-6), 3 LCP(L) (MK-IV)
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 8,510 Bbls
    Diesel 750 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Electric geared drive turbine engine
    two Foster-Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
    four turbo-drive 250Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500shp
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    Grundy 44k USS Grundy (APA-111) underway, date and location unknown. Clyde Pigott
    Grundy 40k USS Grundy (APA-111) underway, date and location unknown. Clyde Pigott
    Grundy 13k USS Grundy (APA-111) at Shanghai, China, circa, 17 to 23 November 1945 Clyde Pigott

    USS Grundy (APA-111)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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