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USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189)
USAT LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (1946 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Yankee - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal (4)- United Nations Korea Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Lt. Raymond O. Beaudoin Class Transport
  • Laid down, 4 April 1945, as SS Marshall Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 823) at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 21 May 1945
  • Delivered to J. H. Winchester, for operation under a General Agency Agreement, 15 June 1945
  • Transferred to the US War Department, 19 June 1946 and commissioned USAT LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin
  • Returned, 21 September 1949, to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189), 22 July 1950
  • During the Korean War USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    27 April 1951
    Second Korean Winter
    23 to 24 December 1951
    18 February 1952
    21 to 27 February 1952
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    27 to 29 July 1951
    6 to 7 October 1951
    Korean Defensive Summer-Fall 1952
    21 May 1952
    5, 10, 13, 15, 17 to 19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 August 1952
    3 to 4 and 10 to 11 September 1952

  • Placed out of service and returned to the Maritime Administration, 5 November 1952
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1952
  • USNS Lt. Raymond O. Beaudoin earned four battle stars for Korean War service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 March 1972, to Tai Kien Industry Co., Taiwan
    Displacement 6,055 t.(lt) 10,680 t.(fl)
    Length 455' 3"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement 50
    Troop Accommodation 1,203
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single propeller, 8,500 shp

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    Raymond Ovila Beaudoin (July 15, 1918 April 6, 1945) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II
    Tommy Trampp
    Beaudoin 39k USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Osborne, RMN2 USNR Ret.
    Beaudoin 134k Friends and relatives aboard a welcoming tug greet GI's returning to San Francisco from the Korean War aboard USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189), 17 May 1951. An Army tug is assisting LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin into the Army docks at Fort Mason, San Francisco.
    Acme wirephoto.
    Tommy Trampp
    Beaudoin 40k USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189) moored pierside on the San Francisco warterfront circa1951-52. Tommy Trampp

    USNS LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    1st.LT. Raymond O. Beaudoin Medal of Honor Citation
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