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USS Audubon (APA-149)
/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - Romeo
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:
|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
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 dwt
non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one singled 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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||USS Audubon (APA-149) Boat Group Officers, December 1944.
Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
||USS Audubon (APA-149) landing craft during maneuvers, February 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
||USS Audubon (APA-149) in floating dry dock USS ABSD-5, at Guiuan, Samar, August 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
||One of USS Audubon (APA-149)'s LCMs heads towards Guiuan, Samar, 22 September 1945. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
||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
||USS Audubon (APA-149) navigator, LT. Lakusta, on the bridge using a sextant. Photo courtesy of the USS Audubon crew files.
USS Audubon (APA-149)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 24 October 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|