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USS Rutland (LPA-192)
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USS Rutland (APA-192) (1944 - 1969)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Whiskey - Kilo
NDWK
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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 (MARAD Exchange Contract MA 10875, dated 8 June 1982), Withdrawn 24 August 1982
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 19 kts.
    Complement
    56 Officers
    480 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    86 Officers
    1,475 Enlisted
    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 dual-purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    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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    Rutland 92k 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
    Rutland 71k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. O'Brien, Francis Kendall, USNR29 September 1944 - 26 February 1947
    02LCDR. Peterson, John Fitzgerald, USNR29 September 1944 - 26 February 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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