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|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
||Gilbert Islands operation
Assault and capture of Tarawa, 20 November to 7 December 1943
Leyte landings, 20 October, 31 October to 9 November, 13 to 21 November 1944
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 17 to 25 February 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 28 July 1944
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
Capture and occupation of Tinian, 24 to 28 July 1944
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|Asia - 2 September to 3 October 1945|
|Asia - 31 December 1945 to 5 January 1946|
|Europe - 21 September 1954 to 18 January 1955|
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|342k||Photo by Dale Hargrave|
|23k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) under way, date and location unknown.||USS Ashland Association. Inc.|
|105k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) (plan view - forward) moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 21 July 1943. Ashland was under repair at the shipyard from 23 June to 21 July 1943. She was dry docked in dock 2 from 10 July to 12 July 1943. The cruisers on the ajoining piers are USS Minneapolis (CA-36) and USS Nashville (CL-43).
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5291-43, dated 21 July 1943.
|147k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard. Overhead view of Ashland's well deck, 21 July 1943.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5292-43, 7/21/43.
|178k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard. Overhead view of Ashland's well deck, 21 July 1943.
US Navy photo San Francisco NARA, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files
|96k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) (stern view) departing Mare Island, 21 July 1943.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5294-43, 7/21/43.
|93k||USSAshland (LSD-1) off Mare Island, 21 July 1943.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5295-43, 7/21/43.
|97k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) off Mare Island, 21 July 1943.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5296-43, 7/21/43.
|107k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) off Mare Island, 21 July 1943.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5297-43, 7/21/43.
|96k||Bow on view of USS Ashland (LSD-1) underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 July 1943.
US Navy photo San Francisco NARA, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files
|854k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) underway off the coast of northern California,
US Navy photo taken from an airship from Lighter-than-Air Airship Squadron (Z P 31), NAS Santa Ana, CA.
|200k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) underway off the coast of California conducting anti-aircraft target practice while enroute to Baker Island,
25 August 1943.
U.S. National Archives Identifier 193853985, US Army Air Corps photo # 63053A.C., now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
|10k||USS Ashland (LSD-1), steaming in the Pacific during World War II. The dark lines on the aft portion of the hull were made by dirty water when the ship was ballasted down to load or unload cargo.||USS Ashland Association. Inc.|
|105k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) under way, date and location unknown.||Tommy Tramp p|
|320k||Two landing ship docks and other amphibious shipping off Iwo Jima, circa late February 1945. USS Ashland (LSD-1) is at left,
with Mount Suribachi beyond. USS Belle Grove (LSD-2) is in the right center foreground.
US Navy photo # NH 104370-KN by LT. Howard W. Whalen, USNR, Boat Group Commander, USS Sanborn (APA-193)
|69k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) under way, mid 1950s||USS Ashland Association. Inc.|
|210k||USS Ashland (LSD-1)under way, date and location unknown.||USS Ashland Association. Inc.|
|51k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) under way off Cape Henry, Virginia, 20 May 1953. She has been virtually unmodified since her commissioning 10 years before.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-628067
|USS Ashland Association. Inc.|
|89k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) under way in the harbor at Baltimore MD., date unknown.
US Navy photo
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|101k||USS Ashland (LSD-1), aerial view, circa 1965-66.||Steve Jetted PN3, 1966-69
USS Ashland Association. Inc.
|40k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) with LCMs loaded in her well deck||USS Ashland Association. Inc.|
|41k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) underway, date and location unknown.||Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|78k||This series of photos shows USS Ashland docking a P5M Marlin seaplane in her well-deck as well as alongside. The photos were provided by Paul Regarding, whose father, as a P5M pilot, took part in the Navy's experiment to determine if LSD s could be adapted as seaplane tenders in the late 1950s. These photo were taken 18 February 1957 near Baltimore.
Ashland submerged her stern 14 ½ ft. to accommodate the P5M. Once the plane was aboard Ashland closed her well gate and pumped the well deck dry. This demonstration was conducted by the Navy in conjunction with the Martin Co. of Baltimore. The experiment was conducted to help develop a suitable technique and equipment to handle P6M Sea master, 600 mph jet seaplane bomber being built by the Martin Co. (Photo #6 is an AP Wirephoto)
|Paul Regarding, Ron Reeves
and William Stevens
|188k||USS Ashland (LSD-1) bell and memorial plaque at "The Ashland", Senator Henry Clay's Estate, in Lexington, Facetted, Kentucky.||Photos by Hugh Hudson|
|01||LCDR. Harris, Francis James||5 June 1943 - 13 June 1943|
|02||CDR. Atkeson Jr., Clarence Lee Conner :RADM||13 June 1943 - 30 June 1944|
|03||LCDR. Caughey, William A.||30 June 1944 - 21 May 1945|
|04||LCDR. Hatch, Thomas E.||21 May 1945 - 30 August.1946|
|Decommissioned||30 August 1946 - 27 December 1950|
|05||CDR. Scott, Edward Francis||27 December 1950 - 20 November 1952|
|06||CDR. Phaler, Walter Louis USN (USNA 1937)||20 November 1952 - 10 December 1953|
|07||CDR. Barrows, Frank Lloyd||10December 1953 - 3 February 1955|
|08||CDR. Brice, F. O.||3 February 1955 - 7 April 1956|
|09||CDR. Lasell, Harvey Lee||7 April 1956 - 15 November 1956|
|10||CDR. Brown, Frederick William, Jr.||15 November 1956 - 25 January 1958|
|Decommissioned||25 January - 1958 - 29 November 1961|
|11||CDR. Price, Arthur Whyte, Jr. :RADM||29 November 1961 - 26 June 1963|
|12||CDR. King Jr., Ernest Joseph, USN (USNA 1945)||26 June - 1963 - 15 January 1965|
|13||CDR. Morrison, Joseph B.||15 January 1965 - 8 July 1966|
|14||CDR. Rueff, Eugene C.||8 July 1966 - 6 April 1968|
|15||CDR. Ridge, James John||6 April 1968 - 22 November 1969|
|16||CDR. Robinson, William Arthur||22 November 1969 - 25 November 1969|
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