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USS Deuel (APA-160)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Sierra - Papa

NDSP
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Discount Dog
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 17 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 126) at Oregon Shipbuilding Co., Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 9 September 1944
  • Acquired from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Deuel (APA-160), 13 October 1944, CAPT. Douthey G. McMillan USN in command
  • During World War II USS Deuel was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Sixteen, COMO J. R. McGovern USN;
    TransDiv Forty-Six (flagship) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operations
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 27 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operations
    Assault an occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 14 April 1945

  • After World War II USS Deuel was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East during the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    2 to 10 September 1945
    5 to 11 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 17 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, VA.
  • Recommissioned, 23 October 1950
  • USS Deuel was assigned to Occupation service in Europe from 6 October 1952 to 26 January 1953
  • Decommissioned, 27 June 1956, for lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1958
  • USS Deuel earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Permanent transfer, 2 June 1959, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 May 1974, to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc. (PD-X-975) for $310,989.00. Withdrawn for the National Defense Reserve Fleet and delivered to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc., 10 May 1974
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17. kts.(trial)
    Complement
    Officers 99
    Enlisted 593
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 80
    Enlisted 1,440
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    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 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
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Deuel 48k Port side view of USS Deuel (APA-160) underway off Naval Station Astoria, OR., 24 October 1944. Note she is painted with camouflage scheme Measure 32 / 4T.
    Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101835-10-44 24 Oct 1944 now in the collections of the NARA, Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle).
    Tracy White
    Deuel 28k Port side view of USS Deuel (APA-160) underway off Naval Station Astoria, OR., 24 October 1944. Note she is painted with camouflage scheme Measure 32 / 4T.
    Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101834-10-44 24 Oct 1944 now in the collections of the NARA, Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle).
    Tracy White
    Deuel 47k Starboard side view of USS Deuel (APA-160) underway off Naval Station Astoria, OR., 24 October 1944. Note she is painted with camouflage scheme Measure 32 / 4T.
    Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101836-10-44 24 Oct 1944 now in the collections of the NARA, Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle).
    Tracy White
    Deuel 119k USS Deuel (APA-160) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1945
    US Navy photo
    USS Deuel Association
    Deuel 20k USS Deuel (APA-160) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    Deuel 11k USS Deuel (APA-160) at anchor, circa 1945, Pacific USS Deuel Association
    Deuel 24k USS Deuel (APA-160) underway, at Norfolk. VA. circa 1951 USS Deuel Association
    Deuel 17k USS Deuel (APA-160) during amphibious exercises off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, circa 1951 USS Deuel Association
    Deuel 247k USS Deuel (APA-160) anchored amid floating ice off Thule, Greenland during Operation Nanook, summer 1951. A LCM is passing by Deuel's bow. USS Wyandot (AKA-92) is in the background.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-434031, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Chipola 96k USS Deuel (APA-160) with USS Chipola (AO-63) alongside, circa 1952, at Thule, Greenland during "Operation Blue Jay". Note the hole in Chipola's bow. George Panos, QMS/2c USS Earle B. Hall
    Deuel 124k USS Deuel (APA-160) underway entering port sometime between 1950 and 1956. Note the armament aft and the full loadout of landing craft.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # USN 1045281.
    Mike Green
    Clinton 21k APAs moored in the James River Group of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.. From left to right: USS Crockett (APA-148), USS Deuel (APA-160), USS Mellette (APA-156) and USS Clinton (APA-144), date unknown. USS Deuel Association

    USS Deuel (APA-160)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. McMillan, Douthey Gear13 October 1944 - 17 May 1946
     Decommissioned17 May 1946 - 23 October 1950
    02CAPT. Johnson, Carl Arthur, USN (USNA 1929)23 October 1950 - 1951
    03CAPT. Lawver, Rowland Clifford, USN (USNA 1930)1951 - 1953
    04CAPT. Putnam, Frank Rowell1953 - 1954
    05CAPT. Gladney Jr., Donald Wesley :RADM1954 - March 1955
    06CAPT. Crist, Harold Frank, USN (USNA 1933)March 1955 - 27 June 1956
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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