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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 USN 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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    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 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East 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
  • USS Oxford earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 July 1974, to Intershitra Scrape, Rotterdam, Netherlands, (PD-X-980, dated 7 June 1974) for $731,150.00, Withdrawn and delivered 11 September 1974
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24' (lim)
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 87
    Enlisted 1,475
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Oxford 87k 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.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Oxford 402k USS Oxford (APA-189) Plank Owner's Certificate issued to Victor V. Davis MC USN. Kelli Lovelace

    USS Oxford (APA-189)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Crandall, Paul Schroeder, USN (USNA 1911)11 September 1944 - 7 August 1945
    02CAPT. Goodnough, John Clark, USN (USNA 1923)7 August 1945 - 14 January 1946
    03LCDR. Adams, Carial F., USNR14 January 1946 - 17 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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