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USS Dane (APA-238)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Tango - Kilo
NPTK
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission contract, (type VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 862) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland OR.
  • Launched, 9 August 1945
  • Commissioned USS Dane (APA-238), 29 October 1945, CAPT. Dorrance K. Day in command
  • Following WWII USS Dane made three "Magic Carpet" voyages to the Western Pacific from 29 December 1945 to 10 July 1946 and was additionally assigned to Occupation service from 15 to 27 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 20 December 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission 17 August 1958 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 May 1975, to Nicolai Joffe Beverly Hills, CA, for $190,189.40, delivered, 11 April 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted1,475 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity, 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu. ft.
    Boats
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,780 Bbls
    Diesel 970 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Joshua Hendy geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gear
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500shp
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    Dane 89k USS Dane (APA-238) underway in San Francisco Bay, in 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 98715 Donated to the US Naval Historical Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Dane 67k USS Dane (APA-238) underway in San Francisco Bay, between January and July 1946. She is returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet."
    US Navy photo # NH 83419 Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Dane (APA-238)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Day, Dorrance Kenyon29 October 1945 - 1946
    02CAPT. Voegeli, Clarence Earl1946 - 20 December 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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