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USS Accomac (APB-49)
USS LST-710 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Romeo - Romeo
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 - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 13 May 1944, at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, 28 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-710, 24 July 1944, LT. Henry G. Coit, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-710 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945

  • Redesignated and converted to a Benawah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship at San Diego, CA.
  • Conversion completed, 1 August 1945, named USS Accomac (APB-49)
  • Decommissioned, 9 August 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1959
  • USS LST-710 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 December 1959, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City, N.Y., scrapped at at Terminal Island, CA. by NASSCO
    APB Specifications:
    Displacement 4,000 t.
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 129
    Troop Accommodation
    Officers 26
    Enlisted 1200
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty .50 and .30 cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 2,975 Bbls
    two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
    double Falk Main Reduction Gears
    five Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators
    twin rudders
    two propellers, 1,600shp

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    Accomac 32k USS Accomac (APB-49) at anchor in Tokyo Bay, 1945. John D. Whiteshirt USN 1945-46
    Accomac 104k USS Accomac (APB-49) in reserve in the 1950s. The photo was copied from their brochure that offered the ship for sale for scrap, and the text on the other side of the page has bled through into the photograph. It is possible, however, to make out two quonset huts on deck, one long and one short, and six Welin davits. The 40mm quadruple mounts at bow and stern are cocooned, and the ship may be under tow backwards.
    US Navy photo.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command (SH) Photo # None, courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    USS LST-710 / Accomac (APB-49)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Coit, Henry Gwinnell, USNR24 July 1944 - 9 November 1945LST-710 / APB-49
    02LTjg. Reid, Louis William, USNR9 November 1945 - 9 August 1946APB-49
    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
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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