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USS Jerauld (APA-174)

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

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 140) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 3 November 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Jerauld (APA-174), 28 November 1944, at Astoria, OR. CDR. Roger E. Perry USN (24) in command
  • During World War II USS Jerauld was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13);
    TransDiv Sixty-Two, CAPT. H. E. Padock USN (15), and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 to 22 April and 27 to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS Jerauld was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 to 29 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 6 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 17 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
  • USS Jerauld earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 17 May 1974, to Intershitra Corp, Netherlands, for $771,500, delivered 21 June 1974
    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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    Jerauld 21k USS Jerauld (APA-174), at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Russ Padden webmaster
    Amphibious Forces WWII Web Site
    Jerauld 47k USS Jerauld (APA-174) in Fast Convoy in April 1945, carrying men and material for the invasion of Okinawa. Photo taken from USS Bosque (APA-135). LT. Bob Kiess (MC) USNR, USS Bosque Medical Officer 1944-45
    Jerauld 161k USS Jerauld (APA-174) under way, circa late 1945 or early 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83483. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS Jerauld (APA-174)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Perry, Roger Edison, USN (USNA 1924)28 November 1944 - 6 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
    Amphibious Forces WWII- USS Jerauld APA 174
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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