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USS Buckingham (APA-141)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Papa - Kilo
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 9 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 57) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 13 November 1944
Commissioned USS Buckingham (APA-141), 23 January 1945, CAPT. Henry G. Moran in command
During World War II USS Buckingham was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short USN;
TransDiv Seventy-Two, CAPT. H.Y. McCown USN (18)
Following World War II USS Buckingham was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 27 September to 6 December 1945
Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 5 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1974, to Consolidated Steel Corp. Brownsville, TX.
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
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
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 Westinghouse geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Buckingham (APA-141) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Thomas H.E. Moran for his father,
RADM Henry G. Moran, USN Ret. (deceased)
CO Buckingham 1945
||"Order of the Golden Dragon" awarded to ENS. Keith F. Lea, USNR while in transit aboard USS Buckingham (APA-141).
||Mark C. Lea in honor of his grandfather LTjg Keith F. Lea USNR LCI(R)-762
USS Buckingham (APA-141)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Moran, Henry George :RADM (23)||23 January 1945 - 19 December 1945|
|02||CAPT. Harnly, Harold Shepard (27)||19 December 1945 - February 1946|
|03||LCDR. Doughty, Levi Garland||February 1946 - 1 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
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 24 October 2014
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