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USS Saugus (MCS-4)
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USS Saugus (LSV-4) (1945 - 1956)
November - Foxtrot - Alpha - Bravo
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)
Osage Class Mine Layer
Laid down a Net Layer (AN-4), 27 July 1942 at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS
Reclassified a Transport (AP-109), 1 May 1943
Launched, 4 September 1943
Reclassified an Osage Class Landing Ship Vehicle, 21 April 1944
Completed by Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Co., Tampa Bay FL.
Commissioned USS Saugus (LSV-4), 22 February 1945, CAPT. R. S. Bertschy in command
Decommissioned, 24 March 1947, at San Diego CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Redesignated an Osage Class Mine Countermeasures Support Ship (MCS-4), 18 October 1956
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 28 October 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1961
Permanent custody transferred to the Maritime Administration, 1 October 1962
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 July 1976, to National Metal & Steel Corp.
Displacement 5,625 t(lt) 9,040 t.(fl)
Length 451' 4"
Beam 60' 3"
Draft 20' (limit)
Speed 20.3 kts (trial)
Troop Capacity 122 Officers, 1236 Enlisted
Boats 19 LVT or 29 DUKW
two single 5"/38 cal duel purpose gun mounts, forward
one twin 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, aft
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty single 20mm AA gun mounts
two General Electric geared turbines
four Combustion Engineering 2-drum boilers, 400psi 700°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
four 500Kw 450V A.C. turbo-drive Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 11,000shp
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||Saugus (LSV-4) underway, date, and location unknown. Her camouflage is Measure 31 Design 15L.
||Hyperwar US Navy
in World War II
||Saugus (LSV-4) underway off the coast of northern California, near San Francisco in 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 31 Design 15L.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 31 July 2009
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