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USS Bottineau (LPA-235)
USS Bottineau (APA-235) (1944 - 1969)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Sierra - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Haskell Class Attack Transport
Laid down, 11 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 681) at Kaiser Company Inc. Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 22 November 1944
Commissioned USS Bottineau (APA-235), 30 December 1944, at Astoria, OR., CAPT. Harold B. Edgar in command
During World War II USS Bottineau was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Five, flagship, CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18) and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 to 15 May 1945
Following World War II USS Bottineau was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 to 20 November 1945 and 4 to 11 January 1946
USS Bottineau (APA-235) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.3.1 Transportation Group (Transportation Division (TRANSDIV 31) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
Decommissioned, 8 March 1947, at San Francisco, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Francisco Group
Recommissioned, 24 March 1951, at San Francisco, Naval Shipyard, CAPT. O. B. Cushing in command
USS Bottineau was assigned to Occupation service in Europe from 1 July to 16 October 1953 and 19 to 22 May 1954
Decommissioned, 31 August 1955, at Philadelphia, PA.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia Group
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 6 November 1960 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Resister, 1 July 1961
USS Bottineau earned one battle star for World War II service
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-235), 1 January 1969
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 August 1983, to Sociedad Anonima Desbar S.A. Spain. Removed, 17 August 1983
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl), 12,450 t. (lim)
Speed 17.7 kts (trial speed).
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 dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
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
Ship's Service Generators three 300Kw 120/240V D.C.
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Bottineau (APA-235) under way, date and location unknown.
©Allied Photographers, San Francisco, CA.
|Clifford D Dayton BM2 1st Div.
Feb 1951 to Dec 1955 USS Bottineau
||USS Bottineau (APA-235) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Steve Franklin for W.B. Wendt USS Bottineau
||USS Bottineau (APA-235) moored pierside at a Naval Shipyard, date and location unknown.
Photo by Ronald Roy SMC USN Ret.
|Scott Nelson for his grandfather Ronald Roy SMC USN Ret.
USS Bottineau (APA-235 / LPA-235)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Edgar, Harold Brown, USN (USNA 1924)||30 December 1944 - 21 May 1946|
|02||CDR. Barr, William Albert, USNR||21 May 1946 - 21 February 1947|
|03||CDR. Hughes, Jack Joffre, USN||21 February 1947 - 8 March 1947|
| ||Decommissioned||8 March 1947 - 24 March 1951|
|04||CAPT. Cushing, Dana Buckley, USN (USNA 1930)||24 March 1951 - ?|
|05||CAPT. Fiala, Reid Puryear, USN (USNA 1931) :RADM||June 1953 - May 1954|
|06||CAPT. Shellabarger, Martin Adam, USN (USNA 1933)||May 1954 - July 1955|
|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 26 May 2017
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