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USS Sitka (APA-113)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Victor - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Bayfield Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 2 February 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 875) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS
Launched, 23 June 1944
Fitted out as an Attack Transport at Waterman Steamship Co., Mobile, AL.
Commissioned USS Sitka (APA-113), 14 March 1945, at Mobile, AL., CAPT. Charles F. M. S. Quinby USNR in command
During World War II USS Sitka was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short USNR;
Following World War II USS Sitka was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|13 to 19 September 1945||5 to 17 October 1945
| ||2 to 28 November 1945
Decommissioned, 14 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 May 1946, at James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.,
To Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Col, Newport News, VA., 17 January 1947, for reconversion to merchant service
Purchased by Pope & Talbot Inc., 10 July 1947, renamed SS P&T Trader
Resold in December 1948 to Pacific Argentine Brazil Line,
Resold to Moore-McCormack Lines Inc., in April 1957, renamed SS Mormacguide
Resold, 23 November 1964, to American Foreign Steamship Co., renamed SS American Condor
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 August 1976, to Yung Tai Steel and Iron Works, Co. Ltd., Taiwan
Displacement 8,100 t.(lt), 16,100 t.(fl)
Beam 69' 6"
Draft 26' (lim)
Speed 18.4 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 4,500 DWT
non-refrigerated 180,500 Cu. ft.
4 LCM (Mk-6)
3 LCP(L) (MK-IV)
two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts, one fore and one aft
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 8,510 Bbls
Diesel 750 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Foster Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
four turbo-drive 250Kw 240V D.C.
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Sitka (APA-113) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Allan Coles USS Sitka
||USS Sitka (APA-113) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||C.E. Camden Signalman First Class USS Sitka
||USS Sitka (APA-113) at anchor probably in mid or late 1945. One of the two twin 40-mm mounts added to this ship in mid-1945 is clearly visible in an enlarged gun tub to port of the forward kingpost pair. Its director is not visible.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # Unknown
USS Sitka (APA-113)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Quinby, Charles Fenton Mercer Spotswood, USN (USNA 1921-B)||14 March 1945 - 14 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Amphibious Forces WWII - APA-113 Sitka
Last Updated 21 February 2014
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