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USS Lubbock (APA-197)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Whiskey - Zulu
NDWZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 27 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 665) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 19 September 1944 Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission on loan-charter
  • Commissioned USS Lubbock (APA-197), 18 October 1944, CDR. Harvey J. Schroeder in command
  • During World War II USS Lubbock was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Sixteen, COMO J.R. McGovern USN;
    TransDiv Forty-Eight, CAPT. C. L. Andrews Jr. USN (19); and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operations
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 27 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operations
    Assault an occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 14 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS Lubbock was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    17 January to 8 March 194617 January to 8 March 1946
     9 to 23 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 14 December 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 16 September 1968, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 April 1975, to Nicolai Joffe Corp., Delivered 15 May 1975
  • USS Lubbock received two battle stars for World War II 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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    Lubbock 125k USS Lubbock (APA-197) underway, date and location unknown. Scott at LBS Products
    Lubbock 43k USS Lubbock (APA-197) off the Iwo Jima beachhead in February 1945. Scott at LBS Products
    Lubbock 51k USS Lubbock (APA-197)'s LCM-25 seen here on the beach at Iwo Jima in February 1945. Scott at LBS Products
    Lubbock 63k USS Lubbock (APA-197) off Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, 14 July 1946. She is returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet". Roger C.
    Lubbock 107k USS Lubbock (APA-197) off Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, 14 July 1946. She is returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet". Roger C.

    USS Lubbock (APA-197)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Schroeder, Harvey, James18 October 1944 - 19 December 1945
    02CDR. Butler, Thomas J.19 December 1945 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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