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USS Collingsworth (LPA-146)
USS Collingsworth (APA-146) (1945 - 1968)

International Radio Call Sign:
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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 6 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 62) at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched, 2 December 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and placed in commission as USS Collingsworth (APA-146), 27 February 1945, CAPT. Charles H. Anderson Jr. USN (25) in command
  • During World War II USS Collingsworth was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Collingsworth was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 29 November 1945
  • Decommissioned 17 March 1946 at Norfolk VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 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
  • Reclassified an Amphibious Transport (LPA-146), 1 January 1969
  • Withdrawn from reserve by the US Navy for stripping, 23 June 1983
  • Sold, 17 September 1983, to Conn Transport Inc, (Ogden), Resold to Filia Oil N.V. Netherlands
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 April 1985, to Desquaces Mastea S.A.
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
    Officers 99
    Enlisted 593
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted 1,465 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,780 Bbls
    Diesel 970 Bbls
    one Joshua-Hendy geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gear
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500shp

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    Collingsworth 281k USS Collingsworth (APA-146) officers, August 1945 at Okinawa. Steve Franklin
    Collingsworth 259k USS Collingsworth (APA-146) First Division, August 1945 at Okinawa. Steve Franklin
    Collingsworth 281k USS Collingsworth (APA-146) loading/unloading cargo and vehicles, date and location unknown. Steve Franklin
    Collingsworth 203k USS Collingsworth (APA-146) in port, date and location unknown. Steve Franklin
    Collingsworth 236k USS Collingsworth (APA-146) at anchor, date and location unknown. Steve Franklin

    USS Collingsworth (APA-146 / LPA-146)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Anderson Jr., Charles Harper27 February 1945 - 17 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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