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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Xray - Papa
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 (Vietnam, Taiwan Straits, 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:

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Service Medal
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnam Advisory Campaign
    26 July to 30 August 1958
    14 August to 29 September 1964
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    30 to 31 May 1967
    Vietnam Defense
    23 to 25 October 1965
    18 to 21 November 1965
    23 to 24 December 1965
    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
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    26 December 1965 to 1 January 1966
    16 January to 18 February 1966

  • Decommissioned, 10 April 1968, at Mare Island, Naval Shipyard
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
  • Towed for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 16 May 1968
  • Designation changed to Amphibious Transport (LPA-199), 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1980
  • USS Magoffin earned one battle star for World War II service, two battle stars for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with four campaign stars for Vietnam War service
  • 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 44
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 472
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 87
    Enlisted 1,475
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    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
    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 General 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) under way, 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) under way, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Magoffin 79k USS Magoffin (APA-199) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

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

    USS Magoffin (APA-199 LPA-199)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. McManus, Eugene L., USNR25 October 1944 - 14 November 1944
    02CDR. Graybill, Myron Willard, USN (USNA 1927)14 November 1944 - 10 June 1946
    03LCDR. Orvis, Frank Kennedy, USN10 June 1946 - 14 August 1946
     Decommissioned14 August 1946 - 4 October 1950
    04CAPT. Moore, William Brigham4 October 1950 - February 1952
    05CAPT. Chambers, Thomas EdwardFebruary 1952 - 17 January 1953
    06CAPT. McMillian, Ira Ellis USN (USNA 1930) :RADM17 January 1953 - February 1954
    07CAPT. Iffrig, Francis OthmarFebruary 1954 - October 1955
    08CAPT. Keyes, Charles MelvilleOctober 1955 - November 1956
    09CAPT. Doukas, Nicholas George, USN (USNA 1935)November 1956 - March 1958
    10CAPT. Heath, John AndrewMarch 1958 - July 1959
    11CAPT. Hughes, Jack Joffre, USNJuly 1959 - June 1960
    12CAPT. Robertson II, James McIntosh USN (USNA 1939)June 1960 - July 1961
    13CAPT. Fitzpatrick, Francis John USN (USNA 1939) :RADMJuly 1961 - October 1962
    14CAPT. Rawson Jr., Arthur Franklin USN (USNA 1942)October 1962 - December 1963
    15CAPT. Savadkin, Lawrence U.December 1963 - December 1964
    16CAPT. Greer Jr., Richard DonaldDecember 1964 - December 1965
    17CAPT. Bradley Jr., James Francis, USN (USNA 1945)December 1965 - October 1966
    18CAPT. Doolin Jr., Edward HamiltonOctober 1966 - October 1967
    19CAPT. Scott, Richard Yates USN (USNA 1946)October 1967 - 10 April 1968
    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 Magoffin APA-199 Veterans Association
    MARAD Vessel History Data Base
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