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USS Cottle (APA-147)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - Kilo
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)

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 812) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. Inc. Vancouver WA.
  • Launched, 26 November 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and placed in Commission as USS Cottle (APA-147), 14 December 1944, CDR. Philip S. Creasor USN (25) in command
  • During World War II USS Cottle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
    TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO . A.S. Witherspoon;
    TransDiv Sixty-Seven
  • Following World War II USS Cottle was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 September to 2 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 6 March 1946, at Norfolk VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $111,560, Removed 4 June 1973
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
    56 Officers
    480 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    86 Officers
    1,475 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 dwt
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,780 bbls
    Diesel 970 bbls
    one Joshua-Hendy geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gears
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500shp

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    Cottle 77k USS Cottle (APA-147) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, between October 1945 and January 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 98712 Donated to the US Naval Historical Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Cottle 253k USS Cottle (APA-147) crew members, date and location unknown. Ray Pleiman SK3/c, top row second from right. Steve Franklin
    Cottle 279k USS Cottle (APA-147) probably Supply Department office, Ray Pleiman SK3/c on left. Steve Franklin
    Cottle 579k USS Cottle (APA-147) Plank Owner's Certificate issued to Ray Pleiman SK3/c, USNR. Steve Franklin

    USS Cottle (APA-147)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Creasor, Philip Swanton14 December 1944 - 18 February 1946
    02CDR. Hantelman, Walter David, USNR18 February 1946 - 6 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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