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USS Gallatin (LPA-169)
USS Gallatin (APA-169) (1944 - 1969)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Tango - November
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 13 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 135) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 17 October 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 14 November 1944, at Portland, OR.
  • Commissioned USS Gallatin (APA-169), 15 November 1944 at Astoria OR., CDR. Frank S. Dowd in command
  • During World War II USS Gallatin was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J. R. Palmer USN (13);
    TransDiv Sixty-One
  • Following World War II USS Gallatin was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 27 October to 1 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 23 April 1946, at Newport News VA.
  • Returned to Maritime Commission, 24 April 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LKA-169), 1 January 1969
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Spain, 17 September 1983, to Aguliar, Peris S.A., withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 14 October 1983
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Officers - 56
    Enlisted - 480
    Troop Capacity
    Officers - 80
    Enlisted - 1,440
    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 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 & Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750 °
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500shp

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    Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101869-11-44
    36k USS Gallatin (APA-169) at anchor off Naval Station Astoria, OR., November 1944.
    Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101869-11-44 and Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101868-11-44 now in the collections of the NARA, Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle).
    Tracy White
    Naval Station Astoria photo # AST101868-11-44
    Gallatin 243k USS Gallatin (APA-169) underway in harbor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Jim Kurrasch
    Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
    Gallatin 85k USS Gallatin (APA-169) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, in late 1945 or early 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 98722 donated to the US Naval Historical Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Gallatin 43k USS Gallatin (APA-169) at anchor, date and place unknown.  
    Gallatin 62k USS Gallatin (APA-169) at anchor, date and place unknown. Ralph Graham USS Gallatin Nov.1944 to Dec.1945

    USS Gallatin (APA-169)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Dowd, Frank Samuel15 November 1944 - 23 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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