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Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|14 to 17 January 1947||21 November to 5 December 1946|
|30 January to 17 February 1947|
|12 to 25 April 1947|
|16 May to 3 June 1947|
The USN purchased the ship from Brazil, installed a small diesel engine in it and brought it to the Norfolk Naval Ship yard in 1943. When she arrived in Norfolk, it had been stripped of most of its elegant furnishings such as mahogany & teak wood paneling. A Lt. Buchanan and I were assigned to the ship to supervise re-construction for use as a troop transport which took about a year to recoup all that was lost from sabotage."
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|1332k||SS Windhuk launching in October 1936 at Bloom Voss Co , Hamburg, Germany.||Gerhard Muller-Debus|
|57k||SS Windhuk underway in the livery of the Woermann Line, date and location unknown.||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|USS Lejeune (AP-74)
Photo from the US National Archive
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-66546
|125k||USS Lejeune (AP 74) near Norfolk Navy Yard, 15 May 1944, after completing conversion. Most of the effort in this
major conversion project went into replacing the original propulsion plant, thoroughly sabotaged by the ship's German crew, with a plant similar to that used in the
Navy's Ashtabula (AO-51) class oilers. Note the streamed superstructure of this relatively recently designed German ship.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-66546 and US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-66545, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the US National Archives collection, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|19-N-66546 - Mike Green and
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-66545
|94k||Aerial view of USS Lejeune (AP 74) under way in the Atlantic Ocean, 31 August 1945, by an aircraft from NAS Floyd Bennett
Field, New York.
US National Archives, RG-80-G, photo # 80-G-344514, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|73k||USS Lejeune (AP 74) under way in harbor, date and location unknown. Lejeune appears to be painted in Measure 2 camouflage. The tones and the broad bands of paint support this conjecture.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-230500, a US Navy photo now in the US National Archives collection.
|31k||USS Lejeune (AP 74) at Le Havre, France. circa 1945.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|99k||USS Lejeune (AP 74) at the New York Navy Yard, 28 August 1945.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-90713, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|97k||Stern view of USS Lejeune (AP 74) near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 23 September 1946. Some of her guns have been mothballed on
board the otherwise active ship.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-96208 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|97k||USS Lejeune (AP 74) at anchor, circa late 1940s.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|121k||USS Lejeune (AP 74) under way off Hampton Roads, VA., circa 1946. Photographed by an aircraft from NAS, Hampton Roads, VA.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Tommy Trampp and
|246k||USS Lejeune (AP-74) at anchor on the Whangphoo River, Shanghai, China, 21 November 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 83415 courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1975.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|01||CAPT. Bottom Jr., John Thomas, USN (USNA 1920) :RADM||26 March 1943 - ?||Ferry Command|
|02||CAPT. Kelly, Laurence Edward||12 May 1944 - 15 February 1945||First Commanding Officer|
|03||CAPT. McDonald, Frank Wadsworth||15 February 1945 - 8 February 1946|
|04||CAPT. Thompson, Stanley Hudson||8 February 1946 - 23 July 1946|
|05||CAPT. Chappell, Church Allen||23 July 1946 - 3 July 1947|
|06||CAPT. Evans, Donald Sidley||3 July 1947 - 8 November 1947|
|07||CDR. Conway James Peter, USNR||8 November 1947 - 9 February 1948|
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