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USS Sanborn (APA-193)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Whiskey - Romeo
NDWR
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

Individual Awards

Navy Cross - PhM3c Byron Alfred Dary (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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign3
    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 Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, 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
  • USS Sanborn was used in the movie "Away All Boats" as the fictional USS Belinda (APA-22) in 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
    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 tons
    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
    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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    Sanborn 119k 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
    Sanborn
    NH 104301-KN (color)
    66k USS Sanborn (APA-193) at anchor circa late 1944 early 1945. Original 35mm Kodachrome transparencies, photographed by LT.Howard W. Whalen, USNR, Boat Group Commander, USS Sanborn (APA-193).
    US Navy photo #'s;
    NH 104301-KN (color)
    NH 104302-KN (color)
    NH 104379-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 and Mike Green
    Sanborn
    NH 104302-KN (color)
    69k
    Sanborn
    NH 104379-KN (color)
    70k
    Sanborn
    NH 104383-KN (color)
    89k USS Sanborn (APA-193) in harbor at dawn or dusk late 1944 - early 1945. Original 35mm Kodachrome transparencies, photographed by LT.Howard W. Whalen, USNR, Boat Group Commander, USS Sanborn (APA-193).
    US Navy photo #'s;
    NH 104383-KN (color)
    NH 104386-KN (color)
    NH 104390-KN (color)
    from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Collection of LCDR Howard W. Whalen, USNR. Donated by Mrs. Nadine Whalen, 1997.
    Mike Green
    Sanborn
    NH 104386-KN (color)
    73k
    Sanborn
    NH 104390-KN (color)
    55k
    Sanborn 138k USS Sanborn (APA-193) anchored, date and location unknown.
    Photo from USS Lanier (APA-125) cruise book, 1944-46
    Russ Padden

    USS Sanborn (APA-193)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Huguenin, Sidney3 October 1944 - 15 July 1946
    02CAPT. Cohan, Angus Meade, USN (21-B)15 July 1946 - 14 August 1946
     Decommissioned14 August 1946 - 6 January 1951 - ?
    05CAPT. Holmes, Ephraim Paul, USN (30) :ADMAugust 1952 - July 1953
    06CAPT. Snead Jr., William Overton, USN (30) :RADMJuly 1953 - 21 July 1954
    07CAPT. Bryan, Louis Allen, USN (32)21 July 1954 - July 1955
    08CAPT. Kossler, Herman JosephJuly 1955 - 11 May 1956
    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
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