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USS Lanier (APA-125)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Oscar - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 22 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type, (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 39) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 29 August 1944
Completed by Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA., 22 December 1944, and turned over to the US Navy
Commissioned USS Lanier (APA-125), 22 December 1944 at Oakland, CA., CDR. Walter W. Rockey in command
During World War II USS Lanier was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO A. S. Witherspoon;
TransDiv Sixty-Seven and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 to 6 May 1945
Following World War II USS Lanier was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 to 27 September 1945
Decommissioned, 5 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
USS Lanier earned one battle star for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 20 January 1956, to American-Hawaiian Steamship Co., (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 9 May 1956, by American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys, Corp. (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River
Reserve Fleet, 17 August 1973
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
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
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Joshua Hendy geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465 psi 750°
double Joshua Hendy Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500 shp
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||USS Lanier (APA-125) at anchor, date and location unknown.
Photo from Lanier cruise book, 1944-46
||USS Lanier (APA-125) anchored in the background with a section of her crew going ashore in an LCVP, date and place unknown.
Photo from Lanier cruise 1944-46.
||USS Lanier (APA-125) at anchor, date and location.
Photo from Lanier cruise 1944-46. unknown.
USS Lanier (APA-125)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Rockey, Walter Wellington, USN (USNA 1922)||22 December 1944 - 3 March 1945|
|02||LCDR. Fisher, Hubert Wayne, USN||3 March 1945 - 6 March 1945|
|03||CAPT. Cloud, Benjamin Watkins, USN||6 March 1945 - 5 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 26 January 2018
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