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U.S.S. CAMBRIA

(APA-36)

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The USS CAMBRIA (APA-36), a Bayfield-class attack transport, was commissioned on 16 JAN 1944. USS CAMBRIA served her country for 26 years, 7 months and 29 days, until decommissioned on 14 SEP 1970.

The USS CAMBRIA (APA-36) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

APA-36 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1941-JAN1947West Pac
JAN1942-JAN1945West Pac
JUL1942-Keel Date: 1 JUL 1942
NOV1942-Launch Date: 10 NOV 1942
JAN1944-NOV1945West Pac
JUN1944-OCT1944West Pac
OCT1944-Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1944 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1944-OCT1944West Pac
SEP1945-SEP1945Nagasaki --surrender signing
FEB1949-MAR1949Atlantic Fleet Exercises at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
JUN1949-Decommissioned: 30 JUN 1949
JAN1950-JAN1951Mediterranean
SEP1951-FEB1952Mediterranean
JAN1952-JUN1952Mediterranean
JAN1953-JUN1953Mediterranean
JAN1953-JUN1953Mediterranean-West Africa
MAY1954-JUN1957Mediterranean
SEP1954-JAN1955Mediterranean
JUL1956-JAN1957Mediterranean
OCT1956-APR1957Mediterranean
MAY1957-Shellback Initiation - 26 MAY 1957 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1958-APR1959Mediterranean
OCT1958-APR1959Mediterranean
JUN1959-JUL1959Great Lakes
JAN1960-AUG1964Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN1960-JUN1960Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR1961-JUN1961Guantanamo Bay
APR1961-JUN1961Bay of Pigs
DEC1961-JAN1962Cuban missel crises
MAR1962-SEP1962Dry Dock
MAR1962-DEC1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY1962-OCT1962Mediterranean
OCT1962-DEC1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY1963-Shellback Initiation - 26 MAY 1963 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1963-FEB1964Mediterranean
SEP1963-FEB1964Mediterranean
OCT1964-MAR1965Mediterranean
AUG1965-SEP1965Caribbean
FEB1966-AUG1966Mediterranean
FEB1966-AUG1966Mediterranean
FEB1967-FEB1967Apollo ( NASA ) Back up recovery ship
MAR1967-OCT1967Mediterranean
JUN1967-JUN1967Middle East off coast. For emergency assault landing
OCT1967-NOV1967Guantanamo Bay
DEC1967-JAN1968Caribbean
JAN1968-APR1968Mediterranean
JAN1968-JUL1968Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
APR1968-AUG1968Mediterranean
JUL1968-Shellback Initiation - 3 JUL 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1968-NOV1968Guantanamo Bay
OCT1968-NOV1968West Africa
MAR1969-AUG1969Mediterranean
MAR1969-MAY1969Apollo 13 Secondary Recovery Team Atlantic Ocean
JUL1969-JUL1969Collision-at-sea with USS Shadwell (LSD15) 8 July 1969
NOV1969-MAR1970Mediterranean

APA-36 General Specifications

Class: Bayfield-class attack transport

Complement: 51 Officers and 524 Enlisted

Displacement: 8100 tons

Length: 492 feet 6 inches

Beam: 69 feet 6 inches

Draft: 26 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Scrapped 7 September 1972