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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:
|Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945
Redesignated a Benawah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship and named USS Accomac (APB-49), 1 August 1945
Decommissioned, 9 August 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 December 1959, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City, N.Y.
USS Accomac (APB-49) earned one battle star for World War II service as USS LST-710
Displacement 4,000 t.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 12 kts.
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty .50 and .30 cal machine guns
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
two propellers, 1,600shp
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||USS Accomac (APB-49) at anchor in Tokyo Bay, 1945.
||John D. Whiteshirt USN 1945-46
||USS Accomac (APB-49) in reserve in the 1950s. The photo was copied from ther 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.
USS LST-710 / Accomac (APB-49)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Coit, Henry Gwinnell, USNR||24 July 1944 - 9 November 1945|
|02||LTjg. Reid, Louis William, USNR||9 November 1945 - 9 August 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 21 November 2014
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