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Unit Details

Strength
Transport Ship
Type
Surface Vessel
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1900 - Present

Description













































Haskell Class Attack Transport
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  • Laid down, 26 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 663) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp. Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 11 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS Lenawee (APA-195), 11 October 1944, CDR. Carson R. Miller, USN in command
  • During World War II USSLenawee was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Sixteen, COMO J.R. McGovern USN;
    TransDiv Forty-Eight CAPT. C. L. Andrews Jr. USN (19), and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 27 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 14 April 1945
  • Following World War II USS Lenawee was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 to 10 September 1945 21 June to 5 July 1951
    5 to 11 October 1945 17 to 20 October 1951
    4 to 9 December 1945 6 to 14 February 1955
  • Decommissioned, 3 August 1946, at Stockton, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton, CA.
  • Recommissioned, 30 September 1950, Capt. Eliot M. Brown in command
  • During the Korean War USS Lenawee and participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    5 to 6 June 1951
    Korean Summer-Fall 1953
    7 to 17 May 1953
    3 June 1953
    15 June to 2 July 1953
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    29 to 31 August 1951
     
     
  • During the Vietnam War USS Lenawee and participated in the following campaigns:

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Service Medal
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnam Advisory Campaign
    4 to 12 September 1963
    9 December 1964 to 9 January 1965
    10 to 11 April 1965
    15 to 19 April 1965
    7 to 12 May 1965
    24 to 30 May 1965
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    7 to 10 October 1966
    26 October to 7 November 1966
    10 to 16 December 1966
  • Decommissioned, 20 June 1967
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 29 June 1967, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1968
  • USS Lenawee earned two battle stars for World War II service, three battle stars for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one campaign star for Vietnam War service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Nicolai Joffe, 17 July 1975, for $129,039.78, removed, 28 July 1975, scrapped by NASSCO, Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 52
    Enlisted 673
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted 1,475
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 cu. ft.
    Boats
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    one Allis-Chalmers geared turbine
    two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
    double Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 8,500shp


21 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Barchuk, George, 1stSgt, (1964-1984)
  • Bielma, Salvador, SSgt, (1959-1984)
  • Cuppy, James, GySgt, (1961-1981)
  • Flatebo, Gary, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Jacobsen, Dave, SSgt, (1958-1968)
  • Kama, Abner, MSgt, (1951-1976)
  • McCarthy, Frank, Maj, (1956-1984)
  • O'Grady, Thomas, Sgt, (1966-1972)
  • Pinkiewicz, Bernard, Cpl, (1964-1967)
  • Porter, Harvey, GySgt, (1960-1982)
  • SHARMAN, ALFRED, Cpl, (1963-1966)
  • Snow, Louis, Sgt, (1964-1967)
  • Tadlock, Michael, LCpl, (1962-1965)
 

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Associations
 
Unit History
 
Battle/Operations History
 
Unit News and Information
Unit Photos (Jan 02, 2017) 1
Photo Album
 
Unit Timeline
Vietnam War
Beginning in 1963 the South China Sea became a regular scene of operations for Lenawee. Following the North Vietnamese PT boat attacks on USS Maddox (DD-731) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951) in August 1964 ... More
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1967
Decommissioning
Lenawee decommissioned 20 June 1967. She was berthed in the Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, California, on 29 June 1967.[1] Title was transferred to the Maritim ... More
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1967
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa ... More
Descriptions
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II 7 to 10 October 1966 26 October to 7 November 1966 10 to 16 December 1966
1966
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Descriptions
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II 7 to 10 October 1966 26 October to 7 November 1966 10 to 16 December 1966
1966
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
Descriptions
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II 7 to 10 October 1966 26 October to 7 November 1966 10 to 16 December 1966
1966
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
Descriptions
to 12 September 1963 9 December 1964 to 9 January 1965 10 to 11 April 1965 15 to 19 April 1965 7 to 12 May 1965 24 to 30 May 1965
1963
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l ... More
Descriptions
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II 7 to 10 October 1966 26 October to 7 November 1966 10 to 16 December 1966
1963
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1961
Korean War
The outbreak of the Korean War caused her to recommission 30 September 1950, Capt. E. M. Brown in command. With San Diego as her home port, she operated part of each year, except 1952 and 1956, in the ... More
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1960
Collision with USS Wantuck
In mid-August 1957, USS Wantuck (APD-125) got underway from San Diego for Hawaii on the first leg of a voyage to Japan. She was about 180 nautical miles (333 kilometers) from San Diego on a moonless a ... More
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1957
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in ... More
Descriptions
6 to 14 February 1955
1955
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm ... More
Descriptions
Korean Summer-Fall 1953 7 to 17 May 1953 3 June 1953 15 June to 2 July 1953
1953
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in ... More
Descriptions
21 June to 5 July 1951
1951
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in ... More
Descriptions
17 to 20 October 1951
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm ... More
Descriptions
Communist China Spring Offensive 5 to 6 June 1951
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm ... More
Descriptions
UN Summer-Fall Offensive 29 to 31 August 1951
1951
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Descriptions
5 to 6 June 1951
1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1950
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Devices : FMF Combat Operations
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Descriptions
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 27 February 1945
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Descriptions
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 14 April 1945
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Descriptions
2 to 10 September 1945 5 to 11 October 1945 4 to 9 December 1945
1945
World War II
Built to transport assault troops to hostile shores, Lenawee picked up her complement of landing craft at San Francisco and departed 26 November 1944 for the Pacific theater. Following amphibious trai ... More
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1945
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or, ... More
Descriptions
11 September 1944
1944
Commissioning
Lenawee was laid down on 26 May 1944 by Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington, under Maritime Commission contract; launched on 11 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Olaf Haugen; and commis ... More
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1944
 
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