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USS Kingsbury (LPA-177)
USS Kingsbury (APA-177) (1944 - 1969)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Uniform - India
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, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under a Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 143) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland OR.
Launched, 16 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned USS Kingsbury (APA-177), 6 December 1944, CDR. John H. Hughes in command
During World War II USS Kingsbury was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Five, CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18) and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 5 to 16 March 1945
Following World War II USS Kingsbury was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 19 to 23 October 1945
Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Portsmouth, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 23 April 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
USS Kingsbury earned one battle star for World War II service
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-177), 1 January 1969
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Spain, 17 August 1983, to Sociedad Anonima Desbar S. A., removed, 17 August 1983
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 Kingsbury (APA-177) Commissioning Program
||USS Kingsbury (APA-177) in San Francisco Bay, CA., in late 1945 or early 1946. She is returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet.".
US Navy photo # NH 98734 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Kingsbury (APA / LPA-177)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Hughes, John Henry||6 December 1944 - 27 November 1945|
|02||CDR. Dillon Jr., Daniel, USNR||27 November 1945 - 19 April 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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