USS Bingham (APA-225)
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|Name:||USS Bingham (APA-225)|
|Laid down:||22 September 1944|
|Launched:||20 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs John V. Harrell|
|Acquired:||23 December 1944|
|Commissioned:||23 December 1944|
|Decommissioned:||17 June 1946|
|Struck:||3 July 1946|
|One battle star for World War II|
|Fate:||Scrapped, 1 September 1983|
|Class and type:||Haskell-class attack transport|
|Tonnage:||150,000 cu. ft, 2,900 tons|
|Displacement:||6,720 tons (lt), 14,837 t. (fl)|
|Propulsion:||1 x Westinghouse geared turbine, 2 x Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 1 x propeller, designed shaft horsepower 8,500|
|Boats and landing|
|2 x LCM, 12 x LCVP, 3 x LCPU|
|Capacity:||86 Officers 1,475 Enlisted|
|Crew:||56 Officers, 480 enlisted|
|Armament:||1 x 5"/38 caliber dual-purpose gun mount, 1 x quad 40mm gun mount, 4 x twin 40mm gun mounts, 10 x single 20mm gun mounts|
|Notes:||MCV Hull No. 573, hull type VC2-S-AP5|
USS Bingham (APA-225) was a Haskell-class attack transport that saw service with the US Navy in World War II.
Bingham was named after a county in Idaho. She was launched 20 November 1944 by Permanente Metals Corporation, Yard No. 1, Richmond, California, under a Maritime Commission contract, then transferred to the Navy 23 December 1944 and commissioned the same day, Captain L. F. Brown, USNR, in command.
From 1 March to 22 September 1945 Bingham carried and cargo in the Marianas, with one voyage to Okinawa (20-30 June). She then shifted to Operation Magic Carpet runs, returning servicemen from the Philippines to San Francisco (25 September 1945-31 March 1946).
Decommissioned 17 June 1946 at Norfolk, Virginia, Bingham was returned to the Maritime Commission the next day, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 3 July whereupon she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet at James River, Fort Eustis.
On 1 January 1968 she was redesignated LPA-225. In May 1975 her title was transferred from the Navy to the Maritime Administration, who sold her for scrap on 1 September 1983. She was broken up in Spain circa 1983-84.
Bingham received one battle star for her operations off Okinawa.
- Bingham (APA-225), DANFS Online
- APA/LPA-225 Bingham, Navsource Online
This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.