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USS La Porte (APA-151)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Papa - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Haskell Class Attack Transport
Laid down, 15 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 117) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland, OR.
Launched, 30 June 1944
Commissioned USS La Porte (APA-151), 14 August 1944, at Astoria, OR., CDR. Marion C. Thompson USN (21) in command
During World War II USS La Porte was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Eleven, COMO. D.W. Loomis USN (18);
TransDiv Thirty-One and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945
Following World War II USS La Porte was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|9 October to 18 November 1945||9 October to 18 November 1945
Decommissioned, 25 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 28 March 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
USS La Porte earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., delivered, 22 June 1973
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts.
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
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465 psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500 shp
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||La Porte (APA-151) probably in her fitting out berth at at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland or Astoria, OR., circa July-August 1944, prior to commissioning.
Photo from the files of Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.
USS La Porte (APA-151)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Thompson, Marion Clemont, USN (USNA 1921-b)||14 August 1944 - 25 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 13 April 2018
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