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USS Lauderdale (LPA-179)
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USS Lauderdale (APA-179) (1944 - 1969)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Uniform - November
NDUN
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 Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 145) at Oregon Shipbuilding Group, Portland OR.
  • Launched, 23 November 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned USS Lauderdale (APA-179), 12 December 1944, at Astoria OR., CDR. William. F. Ramsey USN in command.
  • During World War II USS Lauderdale 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;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS Lauderdale was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 to 28 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 25 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 Mary 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 7 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River VA.
  • Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-179), 1 January 1969
  • Sold, 14 October 1992 to North Atlantic Towage and Salvage LTD., for $83,500, defaulted contract, 12 November 1992
  • Final Disposition, resold, 30 September 2004, to North American Ship Recycling, Baltimore (Sparrows Point) MD., Removed, 14 March 2005, Scrapping completed, 20 September 2005
  • USS Lauderdale earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Complement
    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.
    Boats
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    Lauderdale 65k USS Lauderdale (APA-179) in San Francisco Bay, CA., circa 1945.
    US Navy photo # NH 98739 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center, donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Lauderdale (APA / LPA-179)
    DANFS history entry located the US Naval History and heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Ramsey, William Francis, USN (21)12 December 1944 - 17 February 1946
    02LCDR. Rounds, Richard Thomas, USNR17 February 1946 - 25 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
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    Last Updated 11 April 2014