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USS Granville (APA-171)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Tango - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation 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 (MC hull 137) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 23 October 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned USS Granville (APA-171), 21 November 1944, CAPT. Robert A. MacKerracher in command
  • During World War II USS Granville was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty, COMO. H. W. Grap USN (15);
    TransDiv Sixty, CAPT. A. T. Moen USN (18) and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 6 to 16 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS Granville was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 12 to 28 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
  • USS Granville earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals & Alloys, New York, Delivered, 17 August 1973
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    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 single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    10 single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,780 Bbls
    Diesel 970 Bbls
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox 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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    Granville 54k USS Granville (APA-171) at anchor, date and location unknown. William A Carter for his father
    William B Carter, USNR Ret USS Granville (LCVP Coxswain)
    Granville 103k USS Granville (APA-171) probably in San Francisco Bay, CA., circa 1945-1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 83482, a US Navy photo from the US Naval Historical Center collections, Courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1975
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Granville (APA-171)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS_
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. MacKerracher, Robert Archibald, USN (USNA 1923)21 November 1944 - 26 June 1945
    02CAPT. Goodwin, Hubbard Frederick, USN, (USNA 1922)26 June 1945 - 10 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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