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USS Brookings (APA-140)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Papa - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from 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)
Haskell Class Attack Transport
Laid down, 5 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 56) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched 20 November 1944
Commissioned USS Brookings (APA-140), 6 January 1945, CAPT. Herbert E. Berger USN (22) in command
During World War II US Brookings was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E.l. Short;
TransDiv Seventy-One, CAPT. W.P. Davis USN (27)
Following World War II USS Brookings was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|13 to 19 September 1945||11 to 17 October 1945
|29 October to 27 November 1945||29 October to 27 November 1945
|22 to 28 November 1945||29 October to 21 November 1945
|14 January to 15 February 1946||
Decommissioned, 25 July 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Laid up, 26 July 1946. in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.,
Permanent custody transferred, 10 June 1958, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington N.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
Transferred, 13 October 1964, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Withdrawn from reserve and transferred to the US Navy for use as a target, November, 1987
Final Disposition, blown ashore at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico by Hurricane Hugo in September 1989 prior to being sunk as a target by the US Navy. Attempts to refloat her failed and a contract was issued in April 1992 to Resolve Marine Group to dismantle her in-site.
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 dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
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
single propeller, 8,500 shp
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||Ex-USS Brookings (APA-140) aground at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico in September 1989. All attempts at pulling her off the reef failed necessitating the issuing of a contract in April 1992 to Resolve Marine Group to dismantle her on site.
USS Brookings (APA-140)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Berger, Herbert Everett USN (22)||6 January 1945 - 5 November 1945|
|02||CAPT. Lane, Frank Chester||5 November 1945 - 25 July 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 21 February 2014
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