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USS Sevier (APA-232)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Sierra - Romeo
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 4 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 679) at Kaiser Company Inc. Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 16 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission under loan-charter
Commissioned USS Sevier (APA-233), 5 December 1944, CAPT. Arthur Rudolph Ponto USNR in command
During World War II USS Sevier was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S. P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Six, CAPT. W. G. Ludlow Jr. USN (17) and participated in the following campaigns;
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 6 to 16 March 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 April to 19 June 1945
Following World War II USS Sevier was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|12 to 26 September 1946||28 October 1946 to 23 January 1947
|19 to 24 October 1945||
|28 April to 5 May 1946||
|22 September to 27 October 1946|| |
Decommissioned and returned to the Maritime Commission, 30 April 1947, at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay
Struck from the Naval Register 23 June 1947
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-233), 1 January 1969, while in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Final Disposition, disposed of by MARAD, 15 February 1980, sold for scrapping
Sevier received two battle stars for her World War II service
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 12,450 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity, 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu. ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Joshua Hendy geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Joshua Hendy Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Sevier (APA-233) at anchor, Saipan, 27 October 1945
||Brenda Lind for her father
Lawrence H. Lauck WT3/c USS Sevier
November 1945 to July 1946
||USS Sevier (APA-233) in San Francisco Bay, in late 1945 or early 1946. She is returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet."
US Navy photo # NH 98748 donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003, to the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Sevier (APA-233) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown.
US Navy photo # NH 99012 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Sevier (APA/LPA-233)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Ponto, Arthur Rudolph USNR||5 December 1944 - 1945|
|02||CAPT. Chism, William. W. USNR||1945 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 3 August 2012
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