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USS Hyde (LPA-173)
USS Hyde (APA-173) (1944 - 1969)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Tango - Yankee
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 in 1944 as Maritime Commission MC standard type VC2-S-AP5 hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 139) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland OR.
Launched 30 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Hyde (APA-173), 26 November 1944, CAPT. Eugene F. May USN (26) in command
During World War II USS Hyde was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M. O. Carlson USN (16);
TransDiv Thirty-Eight, CAPT. P. P. Welsh USN (18), and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 13 to 15 March April 1945
Following World War II USS Hyde was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|6 to 21 September 1945||11 to 17 October 1945
|3 to 8 December 1945||28 October to 2 December 1945
Decommissioned 14 May 1946 at Norfolk VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 16 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
USS Hyde earned one battle star for World War II service
Redesignated as an Amphibious Transport (LPA-173), 1 January 1969
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Spain, 17 September 1973, to S. A. Desbar, Delivered 17 October 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 Hyde (APA-173) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||USS Hyde (APA-173) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 74303. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1971.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Hyde (APA-173)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. May, Eugene Franklin :RADM USN (USNA 1926)||26 November 1944 - 14 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 10 March 2017
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