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Contributed by James Lee Moran, Ordinary Seaman, Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22)

USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22)
ex
USS Sherburne (APA-205) (1944 - 1971)

USNS Range Sentinel International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Oscar - Yankee
NBOY
USS Sherburne International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - November - Romeo
NPNR
USNS Range Sentinel Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal

USS Sherburne Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 18 May 1944, as an (MC standard type VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 553) at Permanente Metals Corp, Yard Number 2, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 10 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS Sherburne (APA-205), 20 September 1944, CDR. Lannis Alvin Parker USN in command
  • During World War II USS Sherburne was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Fourteen, COMO. D. L. Ryan USN (16);
    TransDiv Forty-Two, CAPT. A.R. Mack USN (17) and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 May to 30 June 1945

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

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    27 September 15 November 1945
    14 to 22 January 1946

  • Decommissioned, 3 August 1946 at Stockton, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
  • Returned to MARAD custody and struck from the Naval Register, 9 September 1958 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Reacquired and reinstated in the Naval Register, 22 October 1969
  • Converted to a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22), 21 October 1971
  • Placed out of service, 12 June 1997
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 May 1999
  • Current Disposition, returned to MARAD, 19 September 2000, for lay up in the James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, VA., maintenance category X,
  • Permanent Title transferred to MARAD, 28 July 2001
  • USS Sherburne received one battle star for World War II service
    APA Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t. (fl), 12,400 t. (lim)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 87
    Enlisted 1,475
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 tons
    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 7,780Bbls
    Diesel 970Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two, 2 Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    three turbo-drive Ship's Service Generators, 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    USS Sherburne (APA-205)
    Sherburne 80k USS Sherburne (APA-205) underway date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, College Park, MD.
    Dwayne Day
    Sherburne 86k USS Sherburne (APA-205) underway date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, College Park, MD.
    Dwayne Day
    Sherburne 357k USS Sherburne (APA-205) moored pierside at Yokohama, Japan in September 1945. Russ Padden
    Sherburne 3905k USS Sherburne (APA-205) at anchor in the harbor at Yokohama, Japan in September 1945. The transport anchored astern of Sherburne is USS St. Mary's (APA-126). Russ Padden
    Sherburne 264k USS Sherburne (APA-205) 2nd Division, date and location unknown. Russ Padden
    USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22)
    Range Sentinel 76k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    Range Sentinel 892k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway, 1 January 1985, location unknown.
    Defense Imagery photo. # DNSC8510327, a US Navy photo now in the collections of Defense Imagery.
    Robert Hurst
    Range Sentinel 111k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway off the Coast of Cape Canaveral FL, in 1976.
    US Navy photo
    Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    Range Sentinel 94k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Range Sentinel 51k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) in port, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Range Sentinel 266k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway during a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) cruise, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
    Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    Range Sentinel 77k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway during a DASO cruise, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
    Bill Bowron ET3 (SS) USNS Vanguard/USNS Range Sentinel 1993-96
    Range Sentinel 54k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) underway date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Range Sentinel 53k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) in port, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Range Sentinel 50k USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) pierside, Port Canaveral, FL. Bill Bowron ET3 (SS) USNS Vanguard/USNS Range Sentinel 1993-96
    MARAD James River Group Reserve Fleet
    Gage 89k From left to right; US Army Corps of Engineers floating nuclear power plant Sturges, ex-USS Gage (APA-168) and ex-USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) laid up in the Maritime Administration National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, 6 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard
    Gage 104k Ex-USS Gage (APA-168) and ex-USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) as seen from the deck of US Army Corps of Engineers floating nuclear power plant Sturges while laid up in the Maritime Administration National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, 6 April 2009. Photo by Mike Hibbard
    Range Sentinel 74k View from the bridge looking towards the bow of ex-USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22) while laid up in the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA. Range Sentinel is moored between ex-USS USS Gage (APA-168) to port and SS Cape Cod to starboard, circa 6 to 8 April 2009. Mike Hibbard
    Range Sentinel 92k View of ex-USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22)'s superstructure, circa 6 to 8 April 2009. Mike Hibbard
    Range Sentinel 99k View of ex-USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22)'s bridge calendar with last date she was manned checked off, circa 6 to 8 April 2009. Mike Hibbard

    USS Sherburne (APA-205) / USNS Range Sentinel (T-AGM-22)
    DANFS history entry located US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Fleet Ballistic Missile Operational Support Unit 2 Welcome Aboard Brochure
    Fleet Ballistic Missile Operational Support Unit 2 Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) Brochure
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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