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AKA-100 Oglethorpe

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (4-Cuba) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1)
Fourth Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon, 1-Cuba, 1-Dominican Republic) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 15 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100), 6 June 1945, at New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn N.Y., CAPT. James Campbell, USNR, in command
  • Assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS), 1946
  • Transferred to MSTS, 1 October 1949
  • During the Korean War Oglethorpe (AKA-100) participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    18 to 21 July 1950
    18 September to 1 November 1950
    Inchon Landing
    15 to 17 September 1950

  • Decommissioned (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1968
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1969
  • Oglethorpe received two battle stars for Korean service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 13,900 t.(fl)
    Length 459' 2"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 26' 4"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 247
    Cargo Capacity 4,450 dwt
    Armament
    one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Boats
    eight LCMs
    one LCP(L)
    fifteen LCVPs
    Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft, 6,000shp

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    Oglethorpe 14k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and place unknown. .
    Oglethorpe 35k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and place unknown. .
    Oglethorpe 180k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway off of NOB Norfolk, July 1964 © Richard Leonhardt
    Oglethorpe 209k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) underway, date and place unknown. .
    Oglethorpe 91k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) moored pierside at Boston Naval Shipyard, August 1960 © Richard Leonhardt
    Oglethorpe 58k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown. Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 42k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown. Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 51k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown. Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 52k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 42k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) drydocked at Boston Naval Shipyard, date unknown. Jim Devin
    Oglethorpe 54k Oglethorpe (AKA-100) moored pierside at Norfolk Naval Station, date unknown. Jim Devin

    View the Oglethorpe (AKA-100)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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