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USS Monitor (MCS-5)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Monitor (LSV-5) (1944 - 1956)
USS Monitor (AP-160) (1944 - 1956)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Acton Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
Osage Class Landing Ship Vehicle:
Laid down as Net Layer (AN-1), 21 October 1941 at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.
Launched, 29 January 1943
Reclassified Transport (AP-160), 2 August 1943
Placed in partial Commission, 18 March 1944 for transit to her conversion yard at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Decommissioned, 2 April 1944, at Todd Shipyards, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Redesignated a Osage Class Landing Ship Vehicle, 21 April 1944, while at Todd Shipyards, Brooklyn
Recommissioned USS Monitor (LSV-5), 14 June 1944, CDR. James B. McVey in command
During World War II USS Monitor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 20 October and 14 November 1944
|Manila Bay-Bicol operation
Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
Lingayen Gulf landings, 8 to 10 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 4 April 1945
Following World War II USS Monitor was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 to 19 September 1945
Decommissioned, 22 May 1947, at Galveston, TX.
Reclassified an Osage Class Mine Countermeasures Support Ship (MCS-5), 18 October 1956
Transferred, 3 October 1960, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1961
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1974, to Luria Bros & Co. Inc. (PD-X-979 of 5 June 1974) for $383,998.88, Maritime Commission contract MA-7457,
withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 24 July 1974
USS Monitor earned four battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 5,625 t(lt) 9,040 t.(fl)
Length 451' 4"
Beam 60' 3"
Draft 20' (limit)
Speed 20.3 kts (trial)
19 LVT or 29 DUKW
two single 5"/38 cal dual 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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|USS Monitor (AP-160)
||USS Monitor (AP-160) underway, circa 18 March to 2 April 1944.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-222655 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|Lawrence W. Lee Jr.
|USS Monitor (LSV-5)
||The newly completed USS Monitors (LSV-5) at the New York Navy Yard, 14 June 1944. The ex-netlayers could be distinguished from the ex-minelayers by their cut-off bows (presumably adopted to handle nets), single funnels, and twin 5"/38 mount aft (instead of two singles in the ex-minelayers). The stern has a hard knuckle, rather than the curve of the ex-minelayers. Her camouflage is Measure 31 Design 15L.
Text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|Robert Hurt and Tony Adamski USS Monitor
||USS Monitors (LSV-5), date and location unknown. Her camouflage is Measure 31 Design 15L.
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
||USS Monitors (LSV-5), date and location unknown.
||Tony Adamski, USS Monitor
USS Monitor (LSV-5)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. McVey, James Bertrand USN (22)||14 June 1944 - 19 August 1944|
|02||CDR. Olsen, Karl James USNR||19 August 1944 - 1 November 1945|
|03||CDR. Main, Artyn Little USN||1 November 1945 - 1946|
|04||LT. Mitchell, James D. USNR||1946 - 22 May 1047|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 17 February 2017
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