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USS Magoffin (LPA-199)
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USS Magoffin (APA-199) (1944 - 1969)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Xray - Papa
NDXP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons





Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (2)
Fourth Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Vietnam, 2-Taiwan Straits, 6-Quemoy-Matsu) - Vietnam Service Medal (4) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Fifth Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Haskell Class Amphibious Transport:
  • Laid down, 20 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 667) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp. Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 4 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS Magoffin (APA-199), 25 October 1944, CDR. Eugene L. McManus in command
  • During World War II USS Magoffin was assigned to th Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Eighteen, COMO. J.G. Moyer USN (14);
    TransDiv Fifty-Four, CAPT. J.R. Lannom USN (19), and participated in the following campaign:
    World War II Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 7 April 1945

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

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    9 September to 8 October194523 September to 4 December 1945
    21 to 22 November 1945 
    5 to 13 December 1945 
    10 November 1947 to 26 June 1950  

  • Decommissioned, 14 August 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 4 October 1950
  • During the Korean War USS Magoffin participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    26 to 28 April 1951
    12 June 1951
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    3 September to 2 October 1952
    11 October to 17 November 1952

  • During the Vietnam War USS Magoffin participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Defense
    23 to 25 October 1965
    18 to 21 November 1965
    23 to 24 December 1965
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    30 to 31 May 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    26 December 1965 to 1 January 1966
    16 January to 18 February 1966
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 to 3 June 1967
    20 July to 5 August 1967
    28 September to 2 October 1967
    21 October to 2 November 1967

  • Decommissioned, 10 April 1968, at San Diego CA.
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 15 May 1968
  • Designation changed to Amphibious Transport (LPA-199), 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1980
  • Custody returned to the Maritime Administration
  • Final Disposition, MARAD trade-in exchange program to A.L. Burbank and Co., 16 March 1980, (agents for Moore McCormack SS Line), sold by Moore McCormack to Carol Shipping and Trading Corp., Liberia, for scrapping in either South Korea or Taiwan, resold to Kang Hua Enterprise Co., Kaohsiung, Taiwan for scrapping in Taiwan
  • USS Magoffin received one battle star for World War II service, two for Korean War service, and four campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 472
    Troop Capacity
    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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    Magoffin 375k The Decommissioned USS Magoffin (APA-199) in Mare Island dry dock #3 on 3 October 1948 for reserve fleet routine inspection. Note that her landing craft are housed over. Photo was taken from the USS W. A. Mann (AP-112) while she was in dry dock #2 undergoing routine repairs. USS John W. Thomason (DD-760) is just visible aft of Magoffin.
    Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo, File name: APA 199 1862-10-48 TH
    Darryl Baker
    Magoffin 62k USS Magoffin (APA-199) underway, date and location unknown. USS Magoffin (APA-199) Veterans Association web site
    Jerry Lopez
    Magoffin 41k USS Magoffin (APA-199) pierside, Subic Bay P.I., date unknown. USS Magoffin (APA-199) Veterans Association web site
    Jack Bryant
    Magoffin 36k USS Magoffin (APA-199) departing San Diego, June 1957 Dale C. Haskin
    Magoffin 81k Stern view of USS Magoffin (APA-199) moored at San Diego, September 1960. Photo by Lee Noland STGC USN Ret. USS Bausell
    Magoffin 57k USS Magoffin (APA-199) underway, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    USS Magoffin Memorabilia
    Magoffin
    Souvenir coin (front)
    Contributed by Tommy Trampp
    Magoffin
    Souvenir coin (back)
    Contributed by Tommy Trampp


    For more photos and information about USS Magoffin, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • USS Magoffin APA-199 Veterans Association
  • Commanding Officers

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

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