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USS Pitt (LPA-223)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Pitt (APA-223) (1944 - 1968)
November - Papa - Romeo - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 8 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 571), at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond CA.
Launched, 10 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission on loan-charter
Commissioned USS Pitt (APA-223), 11 December 1944, CAPT. Walter Scott Mayer Jr. USN (25) in command
During WWII USS Pitt was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M.O. Carlson USN (16);
TransDiv Thirty-Nine, CAPT. G.E. Maynard and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 to 12 April 1945
Following World War II USS Pitt was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|15 to 29 September 1945||29 June to 2 July 1946
|3 to 11 January 1946||
Decommissioned, 9 April 1947
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 9 April 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-223), 14 August 1968
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 February 1980, (MARAD trade-in exchange program), to Carrol Shipping and Trading Co., Monrovia, Liberia, via A. L. Burbank & Co. Ltd., for $957.174.74. Removed 14 April 1980. Dismantled by Kang Hiva Enterprises, Ltd. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
USS Pitt earned one battle star for World War II service.
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
Draft 24' (lim)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWTs
non-refrigerated 150,000 cul ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
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 Gears
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Pitt (APA-223), returning from the Pacific, preparing to dock at San Francisco, CA., circa early July - late August 1946.
||David W. Dorsey, Sr.
USS Pitt (APA / LPA-223)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Mayer Jr., Walter Scott, USN (25)||11 December 1944 - 9 April 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 2 May 2014
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