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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:
|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)
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 Jerauld (APA-174), at anchor, date and location unknown.
Russ Padden webmaster
Amphibious Forces WWII Web Site
||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
||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)
|01||CDR. 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
Last Updated 5 May 2017
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