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USS Mifflin (APA-207)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Oscar - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Iwo Jima 19 to 28 Feb 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Purple Heart (14-WIA, 2-MIA Iwo Jima)
Haskell Class Attack Transport
Laid down, 15 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 555) at Permanente Metals Corp.Yard Number 2, Richmond CA.
Launched, 7 August 1944
Commissioned USS Mifflin (APA-207), 11 October 1944, CDR. Louis J. Modave USNR, in command
During World War II USS Mifflin (APA-207) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W. S. Popham USN (14);
TransDiv Forty-Five, CAPT. A.C. J. Sabalot USN (20) and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 25 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 11 April 1945
Following World War II USS Mifflin was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|15 to 30 October 1945
|7 to 18 December 1945
Decommissioned, 5 July 1946, at Stockton CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 August 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
USS Mifflin earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 17 July 1975, to West Waterway Lumber Co. for non-transportation use, (PD-X-997 dated 9 June 1975) for $128,009.00. Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay
Reserve Fleet Group, 6 August 1975
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Draft 24' (limiting)
Speed 18.7 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated, 150,000 Cu Ft
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
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
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Mifflin (APA-207) under way, 1 April 1946, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
||USS Mifflin (APA-207) at anchor, circa 1945-1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83413. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Mifflin (APA-207)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Modave, Louis Joseph, USNR||11 October 1944 - 16 May 1945|
|02||LCDR. Thibault, James Lorenzo||16 May 1945 - 1 June 1945|
|03||CDR. Healy, Thomas Edward, USNR||1 June 1945 - 15 May 1946|
|04||CAPT. Waldron, Eugene Matthew USN (USNA 1926)||15 May 1946 - 5 July 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 19 May 2017
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