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USS Dane (APA-238)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Tango - 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 a Maritime Commission contract, (type VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 862) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland OR.
  • Launched, 9 August 1945
  • Commissioned USS Dane (APA-238), 29 October 1945, CAPT. Dorrance K. Day, USN (19), in command
  • Following WWII USS Dane made three "Magic Carpet" voyages to the Western Pacific from 29 December 1945 to 10 July 1946 and was additionally assigned to Occupation service from 15 to 27 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 20 December 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission 17 September 1958 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 May 1975, to Nicolai Joffe Beverly Hills, CA, (PD-X-993) for $190,189.40, Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 11 April 1975
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted1,475 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 Gear
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500shp

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    Dane 89k USS Dane (APA-238) under way in San Francisco Bay, in 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 98715 , courtesy Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Dane 67k USS Dane (APA-238) under way in San Francisco Bay, between January and July 1946. She is returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet."
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83419 courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Dane 109k USS Dane (APA-238) at anchor, date and location unknown. Darryl Baker

    USS Dane (APA-238)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Day, Dorrance Kenyon, USN (USNA 1919)29 October 1945 - 22 March 1946
    02CAPT. Voegeli, Clarence Earl, USN (USNA 1922)22 March 1946 - 20 December 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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