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USS Menifee (APA-202)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - November - Hotel
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 (1)
Second Row- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Haskell Class Amphibious Transport:
  • Laid down, 21 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 670) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp. Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 15 October 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission on loan-charter
  • Commissioned USS Menifee (APA-202), 4 November 1944, CDR. Paul P. Spaulding, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Menifee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Nineteen, COMO C.D. Edgar USN (12);
    TransDiv Fifty-Six, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945

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

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    10 to 27 September 194513 to 27 August 1951
     3 to 13 November 1951

  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1946, laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton, CA.
  • Recommissioned, 2 December 1950
  • During the Korean War USS Menifee participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Communist China Spring Offensive Second Korean Winter
  • Decommissioned, 29 June 1955
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1955
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 May 1975, for $230,000 to Union Minerals and Alloys
  • USS Menifee received one battle star for World War II service and two for Korean War service
    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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    Menifee 208k USS Menifee (APA-202) underway, date and location unknown. USS Menifee (APA-202) web site
    Menifee 98k USS Menifee (APA-202) at anchor, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    USS Menifee (APA-202)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Spaulding, Paul P.4 November 1944 - 6 SEptember 1945
    02LCDR. Lamson, Robert D.6 September 1945 - 1946
    03CDR. Keeler, Frederic Seward1946 - 31 July 1946
     Decommissioned31 July 1946 - 2 December 1950
    04CAPT. Wells, Peter Katz2 December 1950 - 1951
    05CAPT. Keeler, Frederic Seward1951 - July 1952
    06CAPT. Smith, James ThomasJuly 1952 - 23 September 1953
    07CAPT. Peckham, George Edward :RADM23 September 1953 - June 1954
    08CAPT. Heinz, Luther Carl :VADM June 1954 - 28 June 1955
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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