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USS Freestone (APA-167)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Tango - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 4 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 133) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
Launched, 9 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 8 November 1944
Commissioned USS Freestone (APA-167), 9 November 1944, at Astoria, OR., CAPT. Charles L. Carpenter USN (26) in command
During World War II USS Freestone (APA-167) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO. C.D. Edgar;
TransDiv Fifty-Seven, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 7 April 1945
Following World War II USS Freestone was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|18 to 28 September 1945
|6 to 12 December 1945
Decommissioned, 17 April 1946, at Norfolk VA.
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 19 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
USS Freestone earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Mineral and Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y., for $111,560.00, removed 29 September 1973
Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t. (fl) 12,450 t. (lim)
Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
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
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
three turbo-drive Ships Service Generators, 120V/240V D.C.
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Freestone (APA-167) at anchor, location unknown, 1944.
US navy photo.
|CDR Sumner L. Thompson, USCGR Ret. USS Freestone
||USS Freestone (APA-167) at anchor in San Francisco Bay in late 1945 or early 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 98720 donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Freestone (APA-167), probably late 1945, during operation "Magic Carpet" when she was bringing troops back
from the Pacific.
US Navy photos
USS Freestone (APA-167)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Carpenter, Charles Lorain USN (USNA 1926) :RADM||9 November 1944 - 10 November 1945|
|02||CDR. Day, Dwight Harvey USN (USNA 1923)||10 November 1945 - 4 February 1946|
|03||LCDR. Morse, Milton B. USNR||4 February 1946 - 10 February 1946|
|04||CAPT. Thornall, Charles Arthur USNR :RADM||10 February 1946 - 17 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
USS Freestone (APA-167 Statistics
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 21 December 2018
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