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USS Effingham (APA-165)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Tango - Echo
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
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 131) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland OR.
Launched, 29 September 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission at Astoria, OR., 31 October 1944
Commissioned USS Effingham (APA-165), 1 November 1944, CDR. Clayton H. McLaughlin, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Effingham was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Eighteen COMO. J.G. Moyer USN (14);
TransDiv Fifty-Four, CAPT. J.R. Lannom USN (19), and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operations
Assault an occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 7 April 1945
Following World War II USS Effingham was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 11 October 1945||18 to 22 November 1945
|20 to 28 January 1946||24 January to 10 February 1946
Decommissioned, 17 May 1946 at Norfolk VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
USS Effingham (APA-165) earned one battle star for World War II service
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys (PD-X-956) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 27 September 1973
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 19 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
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
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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||USS Effingham (APA-165) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Capt Jerry Mason, USN
||USS Effingham (APA-165) under way, circa 1945, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83479. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Effingham (APA-165)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. McLaughlin, Clayton H. USNR||1 November 1944 - December 1945|
|02||CAPT. Walker, Edward Keith USN (25) :RADM||December 1945 - 17 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 31 March 2017
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