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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)
Personal Awards

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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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 Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet Group, 6 August 1975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)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24' (limiting)
    Speed 18.7 kts (trial)
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 87
    Enlisted 1,475
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    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 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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    Mifflin 344k USS Mifflin (APA-207) under way, 1 April 1946, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Mifflin 120k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Modave, Louis Joseph, USNR11 October 1944 - 16 May 1945
    02LCDR. Thibault, James Lorenzo16 May 1945 - 1 June 1945
    03CDR. Healy, Thomas Edward, USNR1 June 1945 - 15 May 1946
    04CAPT. Waldron, Eugene Matthew USN (USNA 1926)15 May 1946 - 5 July 1946

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

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