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USS Oxford (APA-189)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Kilo - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down 17 April 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 657) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver WA.
Launched 12 July 1944
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Oxford (APA-189), 11 September 1944, CDR. Paul S. Crandall in command
During World War II USS Oxford was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fourteen COMO. D. L. Ryan USN (16);
TransDiv Forty-Two, CAPT. A. R. Mack USN (17); and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 11 to 13 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945
Following World War II USS Oxford performed Occupation duty from 20 September to 3 November 1945
Decommissioned 17 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 18 April 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River. Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 July 1974, to Intershitra Scrape, Rotterdam, Netherlands, delivered 11 September 1974
USS Oxford earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
Draft 24' (lim)
Speed 17.7 kts.
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
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Allis-Chalmers geared turbine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Oxford (APA-189) in San Francisco Bay, in late 1945 or early 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 98741 donated by BM1 Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003 to the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
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||USS Oxford (APA-189) Plank Owner's Certificate issued to Victor V. Davis MC USN.
USS Oxford (APA-189)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Crandall, Paul Schroeder||11 September 1944 - 7 August 1945|
|02||CAPT. Goodnough, John Clark||7 August 1945 - 14 January 1946|
|03||LCDR. Adams, Carial F., USNR||14 January 1946 - 17 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 21 March 2014
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