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USS Edgecombe (APA-164)

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

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, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 130) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland OR.
  • Launched, 24 September 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Edgecombe (APA-164), 30 October 1944, CDR. Francis Wauchope USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Edgecombe was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Eighteen; COMO. J. G. Moyer USN (14);
    TransDiv Fifty-Two, and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operations
    Assault an occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 6 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS Edgecombe was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 to 29 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 31 January 1947 at Norfolk VA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
  • USS Edgecombe earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 August 1958 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington N.C. Group
  • Transferred, 27 November 1964, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold, 11 June 1987, to C.J.W. Shipping Co. of San Francisco under a General Agency Agreement for resale to Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co., Kaosiung. Taiwan. Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 17 September 1987
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 19 kts.
    56 Officers
    480 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    80 Officers
    1,440 Enlisted
    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 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 Combustion Engineering header-type boilers 465psi 750°
    three 300Kw 120V/240V DC Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, design shaft horsepower 8,500

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    Edgecombe 142k USS Edgecombe (APA-164) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 73260
    Tom Gonzalez

    USS Edgecombe (APA-164)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Wauchope, Francis (NMN), USNR30 October 1944 1944 - 15 June 1946
    02LCDR. Ross, James Edward, USN15 June 1946 - 31 January 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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