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USS Bingham (LPA-225)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Bingham (APA-225) (1944 - 1969)
November - Papa - Romeo - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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, 22 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 573) at Permanente Metals Corp. Yard No. 2, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 20 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission on loan-charter
Commissioned USS Bingham (APA-225), 23 December 1944, CAPT. Leon Frederick Brown, USNR, in command
During World War II Bingham was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-four, COMO. E. L. Short USNR;
TransDiv Seventy-One, CAPT. W. P. Davis USN (17) and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Bingham was assigned to Occupation service from 10 to 22 September 1945
Decommissioned, 17 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 18 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-225), 1 January 1969
Title transfer to the Maritime Administration from the Navy, in May 1975
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 September 1983, to Aguilar Y. Peris S. A., Spain. Removed 14 October 1983
USS Bingham earned one battle star for her World War II service
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWTs
non-refrigerated 150,000 cul ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one singled 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
one Joshua Hendy geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers
single propeller, design shaft horsepower 8,500
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||USS Bingham (APA-225) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Joe Dunlap to honor his father-in-law Chester Zinn S1/c.USS Bingham
||USS Bingham (APA-225) underway, date and location unknown.
USS Bingham (APA/LPA-225)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Brown, Leon Frederick, USNR||23 December 1944 - ?|
|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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