Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Patches contributed by Mike Smolinski
USS Sandoval (LPA-194)
USS Sandoval (APA-194) (1944 - 1968)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Papa - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call "Snowball Papa," 1965-67
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive 27FEB45, Okinawa)
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba) - China Service Medal (extended)
Third Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Fourth Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (2)
Fifth Row - Armed Forces Service Medal (1-Cuba) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Purple Heart (5 KIA, 29 WIA 27FEB45, Okinawa)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 16 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 662), at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 2 September 1944
Commissioned USS Sandoval (APA-194), 7 October 1944, CDR. Richard C. Scherrer USN (22) in command
During World War II USS Sandoval 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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign 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 April to 31 May1945
Following World War II USS Sandoval was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 12 October to 5 November 1945
Decommissioned, 19 July 1946, at Stockton, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
Recommissioned, 22 September 1951, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard
During the Korean War USS Sandoval participated in the following campaigns:
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Second Korean Winter, 20 to 30 April 1952
||Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952, 1 to 4 May 1952
USS Sandoval was assigned to China Service from 4 to 6 March 1954
Decommissioned, 22 June 1955
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 10 December 1959, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
Reinstated on the Naval Register 1 September 1961
Recommissioned, 20 November 1961
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-194), 14 August 1968
Decommissioned, 3 March 1970
Laid up at the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 20 August 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1976
Final Disposition, disposed of by MARAD, 1 August 1983 - traded out to Waterman Steamship Corporation in exchange two other vessels and simultaneously sold to Isaac Varela Davalillo, for scrapping in Spain. Contract No. MA-11380. Ship delivered to buyer by Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Portsmouth, VA., 7 September 1983. Scrapped in Spain as of 30 December 1983
USS Sandoval received two battle stars during World War II and two battle stars for Korean War service
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
Draft 24' (lim)
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
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 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 8,500shp
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
||USS Sandoval (APA-194) decommissioning ceremony, 22 June 1955, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CAPT. W. Y. Howell, representing the shipyard at the podium, Commanding Officer CAPT. J. M. Wyckoff standing to the right rear.
US Navy photo from the collections at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum File name: APA 194 25755-6-55, US Navy Photo, 6/22/55.
||USS Sandoval (APA-194) at Norfolk, VA, August 1964.
||© Richard Leonhardt
||USS Sandoval (APA-194) underway, date and location unknown.
||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
USS Sandoval (APA/LPA-194)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Scherrer, Richard Casey||7 October 1944 - 1946|
| ||Decommissioned||19 July 1946 - 22 September 1951|
|03||CAPT. Carmichael, George Kennedy :RADM||22 September 1951 - 1952|
|05||CAPT. Hahn, Elvin||1953|
|06||CAPT. Wyckoff, John McKay||November 1954 - 22 June 1955|
| ||Decommissioned||22 June 1955 - 20 November 1961|
|07||CAPT. Howell, Willard Young||20 November 1961 - November 1962|
|08||CAPT. Douglas, Benjamin Theodore||November 1962 - December 1963|
|09||CAPT. Hailey, Robert||December 1963 - 5 December 1964|
|10||CAPT. Barrett, Alcus Earl||5 December 1964 - September 1965|
|11||CAPT. Turner, Frederick Charles (Fox) :VADM||September 1965 - 4 May 1967|
|12||CAPT. Brattem Jr., Toria Joel||4 May 1967 - ?|
|13||CAPT. Bradshaw, Ray Halbert||July 1968 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 7 February 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|