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USS Lauderdale (LPA-179)
USS Lauderdale (APA-179) (1944 - 1969)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Uniform - November
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;
|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
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 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
|01||CDR. Ramsey, William Francis, USN (21)||12 December 1944 - 17 February 1946|
|02||LCDR. Rounds, Richard Thomas, USNR||17 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
Last Updated 11 April 2014
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