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USS Lycoming (APA-155)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Romeo - Tango
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 30 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 121) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland, OR;
Launched, 25 July 1944
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned USS Lycoming (APA-155), 20 September 1944, at Astoria, OR., CDR. David B. Coleman USN (27) in command
During World War II USS Lycoming was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fourteen, COMO. D. L. Ryan USN (16);
TransDiv Forty-Two, CAPT. A.R. Mack USN (17) 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 Lycoming was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|16 to 26 September 1945
|13 to 19 December 1945
Decommissioned, 14 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 21 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys, Delivered, 6 June 1973
USS Lycoming earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Draft 24' (lim)
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 Westinghouse geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Lycoming (APA-155) underway, date and location unknown.
||Richard Carl Christensen, Baker 3rd class USS Lycoming>
||USS Lycoming (APA-155) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
Photo from USS Lanier (APA-125)Lycoming's cruise book for 1944-46, "In Our Wake."
||USS Lycoming (APA-155) Operations Department, Radiomen and Signalmen circa 1945. Photo is from the Lycoming's cruise book for 1944-46, "In Our Wake."
USS Lycoming (APA-155)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves. Photos courtesy Bill Gonyo
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 13 June 2014
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