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USS Audubon (APA-149)


/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - Romeo
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 21 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 814) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. Inc. Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 3 December 1944
  • Delivered by her builder to the War Shipping Administration, 19 December 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned USS Audubon (APA-149), 20 December 1944, CAPT. John F. Goodwin USN (25) in command
  • During World War II, USS Audubon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO. A. S. Witherspoon;
    TransDiv Sixty-Nine CAPT. P. R. Glutting USN (16) and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 to 30 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, 19 February 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 28 February 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, by the Maritime Administration to Union Metals and Alloys Corp. New York, N.Y., delivered 29 May 1973
  • USS Audubon earned one battle star for her World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Complement
    56 Officers
    480 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    86 Officers
    1,475 Enlisted
    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 singled 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    one Joshua Hendy geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers
    double Joshua Hendy Main Reduction Gears
    single propeller, design shaft horsepower 8,500

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    Audubon 62k USS Audubon (APA-149) Boat Group Officers, December 1944.
    Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
    Robert Hurst
    Audubon 23k USS Audubon (APA-149) landing craft during maneuvers, February 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files. Robert Hurst
    Audubon 112k USS Audubon (APA-149) in floating dry dock USS ABSD-5, at Guiuan, Samar, August 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files. Robert Hurst
    Audubon 67k One of USS Audubon (APA-149)'s LCMs heads towards Guiuan, Samar, 22 September 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files. Robert Hurst
    Audubon 77k USS Audubon (APA-149) anchored in San Francisco Bay, between October 1945 and January 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 98704 donated to the US Naval Historical Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Audubon 45k USS Audubon (APA-149) navigator, LT. Lakusta, on the bridge using a sextant. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files. Robert Hurst

    USS Audubon (APA-149)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Goodwin, John Frohock20 December 1944 - 19 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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