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USS Sanborn (APA-193)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Whiskey - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2 - Iwo Jima, Okinawa)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Navy Cross - Byron Alfred Dary Pharmacist Mate (KIA, Iwo Jima)
Silver Star - BM1/c William A. Maroney
Both received the Purple Heart Medal
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 10 March 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 661), at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 19 August 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Sanborn (APA-193), 3 October 1944, CDR. Sidney Huguenin, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Sanborn was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W.S. Popham USN (14);
TransDiv Forty-Four, CAPT. J. H. Seyfried USN and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 28 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 11 April 1945
Following World War II USS Sanborn was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|25 September to 29 October1945
|18 to 25 December 1945
Decommissioned, 14 August 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton, CA.
Recommissioned, 6 January 1951, at San Diego, CA.
USS Sanborn was assigned to Occupation service in Europe from 18 January to 16 May 1955
Decommissioned, 11 May 1956, at Orange, TX.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
Transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Al., 9 February 1960
Permanent title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 30 June 1960
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
Final Disposition, scrapped for scrapping, 28 October 1971, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., Delivered 1 December 1971
USS Sanborn received two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 19 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 tons
non-refrigerated 150,000 cu ft
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 dual-purpose 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 Sanborn (APA-193) anchored in Tokyo Bay, 18 November 1945.
||Bill McDonald III
in memory of his father Bill McDonald Jr. MM2c(T) USS Sanborn 1944-46
||USS Sanborn (APA-193) at anchor circa late 1944 early 1945. Original 35mm Kodachrome transparency, photographed by LT.Howard W. Whalen, USNR, Boat Group Commander, USS Sanborn (APA-193).
US Navy photo # NH 104301-KN (color) from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Collection of LCDR Howard W. Whalen, USNR. Donated by Mrs. Nadine Whalen, 1997.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Sanborn (APA-193) at anchor circa late 1944 early 1945. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 22. Original 35mm Kodachrome transparency, photographed by LT.Howard W. Whalen, USNR, Boat Group Commander, USS Sanborn (APA-193).
US Navy photo # NH 104302-KN (color) from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Collection of LCDR Howard W. Whalen, USNR. Donated by Mrs. Nadine Whalen, 1997.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Sanborn (APA-193) underway, date and location unknown.
||USS Sanborn (APA-193) anchored, date and location unknown.
Photo from USS Lanier (APA-125) cruise book, 1944-46
USS Sanborn (APA-193)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Huguenin, Sidney||3 October 1944 - 15 July 1946|
|02||CAPT. Cohan, Angus Meade, USN (21-B)||15 July 1946 - 14 August 1946|
| ||Decommissioned||14 August 1946 - 6 January 1951 - ?|
|05||CAPT. Holmes, Ephraim Paul :ADM||August 1952 - July 1953|
|06||CAPT. Snead Jr., William Overton :RADM||July 1953 - 21 July 1954|
|07||CAPT. Bryan, Louis Allen||21 July 1954 - July 1955|
|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
USS Sanborn APA-193
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 11 April 2014
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