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Posted 2 years ago

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Here is a photograph I picked up the weekend. I was hoping that one of our military friends on here could help me identify the ship. I assume it is a military ship, there is what appears to be sailors on board.
I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, however, it was somewhat faded to begin with and I was shooting through glass.
I realize there is not much info to go on.
Anything help appreciated.
enjoy

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I believe it is a Landing Craft Infantry (LCI). According to the US Navy site it was part of the Lend- Lease program and was exclusively used by the British Navy after delivery in JAN 43:

    http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/15/150123.htm

    Scott
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much scottvez for the info, it is appreciated.
    Thank you very much also bratjdd, Manikin & AR8Jason
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    AR8Jason, you constantly amaze me! Thank you very much for the information. I have those sites saved for future reference. Thank you again very much for taking the time to help out.
    Thank you very much scandinavian_pieces
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Yes-- it looks much more like the Buckner.

    The "P" before the numbers is also a good indicator.

    Scott
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    AR8Jason, Thank you so very much for the great info, it is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you very much macca76 & mrmajestic1 for stopping by.
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much macca76 , Trey , walksoftly & pickingupbones for visiting.
  7. beachbomb beachbomb, 2 years ago
    A little more info for you. Jim

    International Radio Call Sign:
    November - Papa - Xray - Kilo
    NPXK
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    USS Admiral E. W. Eberle Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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

    USNS General Simon B. Buckner Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



    Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
    Top Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
    Second Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (1) - Vietnam Service Medal (1)
    Third Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Admiral W. S. Benson Class Transport:
    Laid down, 15 February 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (P2-SE2-R1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 681), at Bethlehem-Alameda Shipyard Inc., Alameda, CA.
    Launched, 4 June 1944
    Commissioned USS Admiral E. W. Eberle (AP-123), 24 January 1945, CAPT. George Carl Carlstedt, USCG, in command
    During World War II USS Admiral E. W. Eberle (AP-123) was assigned to both the European-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
    Following World War II USS Admiral E. W. Eberle was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal (Asia)
    4 to 18 November 1945
    15 to 22 February 1946


    Decommissioned, 8 May 1946
    Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service, circa 1946
    Commissioned into Army Transportation Service (ATS) as USAT Admiral E.W. Eberle circa 1946
    Renamed USAT General Simon B. Buckner circa 1946
    Reacquired by the Navy, 1 March 1950
    Assigned to the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS)
    Placed in service as USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123)
    USNS General Simon B. Buckner was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal (Asia)
    11 to 13 March 1950
    18 to 23 April 1950


    During the Korean War USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123) saw service in the war zone from July 1950 to July 1954 and participated in the following campaign:
    Korean War Campaign Campaign and Dates
    Inchon Landing, 15 to 17 September 1950



    During the Vietnam War USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123) participated in the following campaign:
    Vietnam War Campaigns Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive-Phase II, September and November 1967


    Placed out of service in 1967
    Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
    Struck from the Naval Register, 20 August 1990
    Title Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 14 July 1993
    Final Disposition, dismantled in May 1999 at International Shipbreaking Co., Brownsville, TX.
    USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123) earned one battle star for Korean War service and one campaign star for Vietnam War service
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,676 t.(lt), 20,120 t.(fl)
    Length 608' 11"
    Beam 75' 6"
    Draft 26' " (limiting)
    Speed 19 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 28
    Enlisted 590
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 274
    Enlisted 4,477
    Cargo Capacity 100,000 cu. ft.
    Armament
    four single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    fourteen twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO25,600 Bbls
    Diesel 350 Bbls
    Propulsion
    tow General Electric geared turbines
    four Combustion Engineering D-type boilers, 600psi 840°
    Ship's Service Generators
    four 500Kw 450V A.C.
    four 200Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two propellers, 18,000shp
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago

    Thank you very much for visiting mikielikesigns2, ttomtucker & beachbomb for all that great info!
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much chesterfield8
  10. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much miKKoChristmas11
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much marcobabe13

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