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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:
|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)
Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity, 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
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
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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||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)
||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_
|01||CAPT. MacKerracher, Robert Archibald, USN (USNA 1923)||21 November 1944 - 26 June 1945|
|02||CAPT. 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
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 5 May 2017
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