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USS Cottle (APA-147)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - 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, date unknown, as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 812) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. Inc. Vancouver WA.
Launched, 26 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and placed in Commission as USS Cottle (APA-147), 14 December 1944, CDR. Philip S. Creasor USN (25) in command
During World War II USS Cottle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO . A.S. Witherspoon;
Following World War II USS Cottle was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 September to 2 October 1945
Decommissioned, 6 March 1946, at Norfolk VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11 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
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $111,560, Removed 4 June 1973
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 Joshua-Hendy geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Cottle (APA-147) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, between October 1945 and January 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 98712 Donated to the US Naval Historical Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
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||USS Cottle (APA-147) crew members, date and location unknown. Ray Pleiman SK3/c, top row second from right.
||USS Cottle (APA-147) probably Supply Department office, Ray Pleiman SK3/c on left.
||USS Cottle (APA-147) Plank Owner's Certificate issued to Ray Pleiman SK3/c, USNR.
USS Cottle (APA-147)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Creasor, Philip Swanton||14 December 1944 - 18 February 1946|
|02||CDR. Hantelman, Walter David, USNR||18 February 1946 - 6 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 28 April 2017
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