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USS Allendale (APA-127)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Mike - Bravo
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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, 1 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 43), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched 9 September 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 21 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS Allendale (APA-127), 22 November 1944, CAPT. John J. Twomey USN (17), in command
  • During World War II, USS Allendale was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Nineteen, COMO. C.D. Edgar USN (12);
    TransDiv Fifty-Seven, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 9 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS Allendale was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 to 26 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 14 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • USS Allendale earned one battle star for her World War II service
  • Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 14 September to 13 November 1954, to Grace Lines Inc. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 4 March 1988, to CJW Shipping an Trading Co., Ltd., for scrapping in Kaohsiung, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet 23 November 1988
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 12,450 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted 1,475
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    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 Joshua Hendy 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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    Allendale 37k USS Allendale (APA-127) underway, date and location unknown.
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    USS Allendale (APA-127)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Twomey, John Joseph, USN (USNA 1917)22 November 1944 - 14 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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