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USS Logan (LPA-196)
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USS Logan (APA-196) (1944 - 1959)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Whiskey - Xray
NDWX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 27 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 664) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 19 September 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission on loan-charter
  • Commissioned USS Logan (APA-196), 14 October 1944, CDR. Joseph H. Foley in command
  • During World War II USS Logan was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W. S. Popham USN (14);
    TransDiv Forty-Five, CAPT. A.C.J. Sabalot USN (20), and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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 Logan was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 21 September to 1 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 27 November 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Francisco, CA.
  • Recommissioned, 10 November 1951
  • During the Korean War USS Logan participated in the following campaign:
    Korean Service Medal
    Campaign and Dates
    Third Korean Winter
    18 to 20 May 1952
    25 June to 10 July 1952
    18 to 24 July 1952

  • Decommissioned, 14 June 1955
  • Laid up, 16 December 1959 in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Permanent custody transfer to the Maritime Administration, 30 June 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-196), 1 January 1969
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 6 November 1979, to Nissho Iwai, Japan, removed, 6 November 1979, scrapped at Don Kuk Steel Co. Ltd, South Korea
  • USS Logan earned two battle stars for World War II service and one battle star for Korean War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 52
    Enlisted 673
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 87
    Enlisted 1,475
    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 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO - 7,780 - Bbls
    Diesel - 970 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Allis-Chalmers geared turbine
    two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Logan 56k USS Logan (APA-196) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Logan 60k USS Logan (APA-196) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Martin Light in honor of his father Louis Light Y1/c USS Logan
    Logan 45k USS Logan (APA-196) at anchor, date and location unknown. Note her damaged bow, the result of a steering casualty and collision with USS Napa (APA-157) while off Iwo Jima in the early morning hours of 21 February 1945.
    US Navy photo
    Martin Light in honor of his father Louis Light Y1/c USS Logan
    Logan 321k The decommissioned USS Logan (APA-196) moored under Hunters Point Naval Shipyard's 500 ton battleship turret crane, 20 January 1947. Far right and behind the crane is what appears to be the decommissioned USS Rocky Mountain (AGC-3).
    US navy photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker

    USS Logan (APA-196)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Foley, Joseph Henry, USN (23)14 October 1944 - 31 October 1945
    02CAPT. Zondorak, Charles Joseph. USN (27)31 October 1945 - 27 November 1946
     Decommissioned27 November 1946 - 10 November 1951
    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
    APA-196 Logan
    MARAD Vessel History Data Base
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    Last Updated 25 April 2014