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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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
  • USS Lycoming earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys, Delivered (PD-X-956 dated 5 March 1973) for $111,560.00, Withdrawn, 6 June 1973
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Draft 24' (lim)
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted 1,475
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Lycoming 136k USS Lycoming (APA-155) under way at slow speed, circa 1944.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo# NH 43561
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Lycoming 49k USS Lycoming (APA-155) under way, date and location unknown. Richard Carl Christensen, Baker 3rd class USS Lycoming
    Lycoming 44k USS Lycoming (APA-155) under way in San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
    Photo from USS Lanier (APA-125)Lycoming's cruise book for 1944-46, "In Our Wake."
    Russ Padden
    Lycoming 142k USS Lycoming (APA-155) at anchor, circa 1945.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo# NH 83478. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Lycoming 221k 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." Dick Thurmond
    Lycoming 110k USS Lycoming (APA-155) postcard, circa 1945. Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Lycoming (APA-155)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Coleman, David Buncombe :RADM20 September 1944 - 4 August 1945
    02CAPT. Sullivan, Emmett, John, USN (USNA 1927)4 August 1945 - 14 March 1946
    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
    Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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