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USS Attala (APA-130)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - November - Hotel
NDNH
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 18 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 46), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched, 27 September 1944
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission and turned over to the US Navy for commissioning as USS Attala (APA-130), 30 November 1944, CDR. William Sewall Gardner Davis USN (21-A) in command
  • During World War II, USS Attala was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13);
    TransDiv Sixty-One and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 13 to 15 March 1945

  • Following World War II USS Attala was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 23 November 19452 September to 23 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 26 February 1946, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 3 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • USS Attala earned one battle star for her World War II service
  • Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 3 March to 14 September 1954, to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 15 March 1974, to Mr. Isaac Varlea, Castelleon de la Plana, Spain, (PD-X-972), for $727,007.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 3 April 1974
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Draft 24'
    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 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 Attala (APA-130)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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