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USS Hollis (LPR-86)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Hollis (APD-86) (1945 - 1969)
USS Hollis (DE-794) (1944 - 1945)
November - Zulu - India - DElta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 1 July 1943, as Hollis (DE-794), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Orange TX.
Launched, 11 September 1943
Commissioned USS Hollis (DE-794), 24 January 1944, LCDR. Gordon D. Kissam USNR in command
Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia PA.
Redesignated (APD-86), 24 January 1945
During World War II USS Hollis (DE-794 / APD-86) was assigned to the Atlantic, Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and participated in the following campaign
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Following World War II USS Hollis was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 3 October 1945
Decommissioned, 5 May 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 6 April 1951
Decommissioned, 16 October 1956, at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
Redesignated Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR-86), 1 January 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1974
USS Hollis earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 July 1975
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
NSFO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two 300Kw 450V A.C.
two 40Kw 120V D.C.
two propellers, 12,000shp
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||USS Hollis (APD-86) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
||USS Hollis (APD-86) moored pierside, Norfolk, VA., circa 1951. Note the mattresses hanging on the ships railings. This was part of the normal weekly shipboard routine to "air bedding."
||George Panos, QMS2C USS Earle B. Hall
||USS Hollis (APD-86) anchored at Guam, 27 September 1945
||Cathy Petersen for James Ray Cannon USS William J. Pattison
USS Hollis (DE-793 / APD-86)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Kissam, Gordon Denslow, USNR||24 January 1944 - 16 February 1944||DE-793|
|02||LCDR. Fox, Cyril, USNR||16 February 1944 - 7 January 1946||DE-793 / APD-86|
|03||LTjg. Huth, Howard Harper, USNR||7 January 1946 - 31 July 1946||APD-86|
|04||LT. Evans, Marion Spencer, USN||31 July 1946 - 5 May 1947||APD-86|
| ||Decommissioned||5 May 1947 - 6 April 1951|| |
|05||LCDR. House Jr., David Lavalle, USN (USNA 1942)||1953||APD-86|
|06||LCDR. Powell, Raymond Henry James||1954||APD-86|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 30 June 2017
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