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USS Rutland (LPA-192)
USS Rutland (APA-192) (1944 - 1969)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Whiskey - Kilo
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia Clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 4 May 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV 660) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 10 August 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Rutland (APA-192), 29 September 1944, CDR. Francis K. O'Brien USNR in command
During World War II USS Rutland was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Sixteen, COMO. J.B. McGovern USN;
TransDiv Forty-Seven, CAPT. C.L. Hutton USN (20), and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 27 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 15 April 1945
Following World War II USS Rutland was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 September to 16 October 1945
|15 to 25 June 1946
Decommissioned, 26 February 1947, at Norfolk, VA.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
USS Rutland earned two battle stars for World War II service
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Permanent title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 31 March 1959
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-192), 1 January 1969
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. (MARAD Exchange Contract MA 10875, dated 8 June 1982), Withdrawn 24 August 1982
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 19 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
one Allis-Chalmers geared turbine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers
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 Rutland (APA-192) lowering a LCM off Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 98947 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Rutland (APA-192) in San Francisco Bay, 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 98745 Donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003 to the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Rutland (APA / LPA-192)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. O'Brien, Francis Kendall, USNR||29 September 1944 - 26 February 1947|
|02||LCDR. Peterson, John Fitzgerald, USNR||29 September 1944 - 26 February 1947|
|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
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 5 May 2017
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