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Ship's patch at left contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS Telfair (LPA-210)
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USS Telfair (APA-210) (1944 - 1969)

Atlantic Fleet International Radio Call Sign

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Sierra - Charlie
NISC

Pacific Fleet International Radio Call Sign (1950s)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Papa - Hotel
NPPH
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Okinawa -2 April 1945) - 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 (2)
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal


Haskell Class Amphibious Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, 30 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 558), at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 30 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS Telfair (APA-210), 31 October 1944, at San Francisco CA., CDR. Lyle O. Armel, USN, in command
  • During World War II USS Telfair was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Seventeen, COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20);
    TransDiv Fifty-One, CAPT. J. L. Allen USNR and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 26 April 1945

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

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    19 to 27 October 194529 March to 6 April 1961

  • Decommissioned, 20 July 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
  • Recommissioned, 12 September 1950, CAPT. John Andrews, Jr. in command
  • During the Korean War USS Telfair participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    First UN Counter Offensive
    9 February to 6 March 1951
    Third Korean Winter
    2 to 22 January 1953
    13 to 15 February 1953
    14 to 19 March 1953
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    29 April to 1 May 1951
     

  • Decommissioned, 29 February 1958
  • Temporary custody assigned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Permanent custody assigned to the Maritime Administration, 30 June 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Reacquired by the Navy, 24 August 1961
  • Name re-instated on Naval Register, 1 September 1961
  • Recommissioned, 22 November 1961, CAPT. E. M. Higgins in command
  • Decommissioned, 31 October 1968, at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1968
  • Designation changed to Amphibious Transport (LPA-210), 1 January 1969
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 May 1969 to Boston Metals of Baltimore, MD., removed, 14 July 1969
  • USS Telfair earned one battle star for World War II and three battle stars during the Korean War
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 55
    Enlisted 477
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 87
    Enlisted 1,475
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    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 - 7,780 Bbls
    Diesel - 970 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Telfair 16k USS Telfair (APA-210) at anchor, date and location unknown. Photo by Gordon Pritchert
    via Don Shelton
    Telfair 14k USS Telfair (APA-210) underway, date and place unknown. Don Shelton
    Telfair 27k USS Telfair (APA-210) underway, date and place unknown. Don Shelton
    Telfair 9k USS Telfair (APA-210) at anchor off Okinawa, 1945, Condition Red Photo by Royal Nicodemus
    via Martin Fahrer via Don Shelton
    Telfair 104k USS Telfair (APA-210) at anchor in Hampton Roads in August 1964 © Richard Leonhardt
    Telfair 101k USS Telfair (APA-210) at anchor, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in World War II web site
    Telfair 21k USS Telfair (APA-210) moored inboard of USS Alstede (AF-48), at Norfolk, VA. in October 1964. Photo by Jim McCoy


    For more photos and information about USS Telfair, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • MARAD Vessel History Data Base
  • Salute to USS Telfair APA 210 / LPA 210
  • Commanding Officers

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

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