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USS Glynn (APA-239)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Tango - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV 863) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 23 August 1945
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission under loan-charter
  • Commissioned USS Glynn (APA-239), 17 October 1945, CDR. Ben Koerner, USNR, command
  • USS Glynn was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 13 to 16 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, 12 December 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 3 March 1951, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Decommissioned, 9 September 1955, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 16 March 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-239), 1 January 1969
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 August 1983 to Waterman S.S. Co. Trade in, Resold to Balboa Desquales Maritimeos, S. A., Removed, 16 September 1983
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Draft 24'
    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 dual purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    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, 365psi 750°
    double Joshua-Hendy Main Reductions Gears
    three 300Kw 120/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, design shaft horsepower 8,500shp

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    Glynn 84k USS Glynn (APA-239) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83420. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    Frank Gahl in memory of his father Leonard Gahl S1/c USS Glynn 1945-46.
    LSM-250 184k USS Glynn (APA-239) is forward of this stern view of USS LSM 250 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard., circa 14 June to 31 August 1946. USS Fremont (APA-44) is on the left and USS ATA 186 is to the right USS LSM-250.
    US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3030-46, dated 22 August 1946
    Darryl Baker
    Glynn 1555k USS Glynn (APA-239) at anchor, circa 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    David Buell
    Glynn 1497k USS Glynn (APA-239) at anchor, circa 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    David Buell

    USS Glynn (APA-239)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) Center
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Koerner, Ben, USNR17 October 1945 - ?
     Decommissioned12 December 1946 - 3 March 1951
    02CAPT. Becton, Frederick Julian, USN (USNA 1931) :RADMJune 1953 - October 1954
    03CAPT. Waters Jr., Odale Dabney (Muddy), USN (USNA 1932) :RADMOctober 1954 - 9 September 1955
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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