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


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Romeo - Romeo
NFRR
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
  • 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 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
    APB Specifications:
    Displacement 4,000 t.
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 129
    Troop Accommodation
    Officers 26
    Enlisted 1200
    Armament
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty .50 and .30 cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 2,975 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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 114k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    USS LST-710 / Accomac (APB-49)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association

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