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USS Bingham (LPA-225)
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USS Bingham (APA-225) (1944 - 1969)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Romeo - Mike
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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:
    Asiatic-Pacific 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
  • USS Bingham received one battle star for her World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Complement
    56 Officers
    480 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    86 Officers
    1,475 Enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWTs
    non-refrigerated 150,000 cul ft.
    Boats
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    one Joshua Hendy geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers
    single propeller, design shaft horsepower 8,500

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    Bingham 54k USS Bingham (APA-225) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Joe Dunlap to honor his father-in-law Chester Zinn S1/c.USS Bingham
    Bingham 1971k USS Bingham (APA-225) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS Bingham (APA/LPA-225)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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