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USS LaGrange (APA-124)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Sierra - Yankee
NZSY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 13 August 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Personnel Awards

Purple Hearts (21-KIA, 89-WIA Okinawa, 13 August 1945)

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 26 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type, (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 38) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington. CA.
  • Launched, 1 September 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 10 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LaGrange (APA-124), 11 November 1944, CAPT. Howard D. McIntosh in command
  • During WWII USS LaGrange was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Seventeen; COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20);
    TransDiv Forty-Nine (flagship) and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 25 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, 27 October 1945 at San Francisco CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1945
  • USS LaGrange earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 27 October 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 23 August 1955, to Coastwise Line (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
  • Returned to the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 16 November 1975, by Coastwise Line
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 April 1975, to Nicolai Joffe Corp. (PD-X-995 dated 11 March 1975) for $208,489.78, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet, 21 May 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 99
    Enlisted 593
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted 1,475
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft
    Boats
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,780 Bbls
    Diesel 970 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465 psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500 shp

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    LaGrange 179k USS LaGrange (APA-124) at anchor, date and location unknown. Rich Arment

    USS LaGrange (APA-124)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. McIntosh, Howard Douglas, USNR11 November 1944 - 28 July 1945
    02CDR. Tambling, Preston Schuyler, USN (USNA 1922)28 July 1945 - 27 October 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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