GARRARD APA 84
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Gilliam Class Attack Transport
- USS GARRARD APA-84
Commissioned March 3 1945 - Decommissioned May 21 1946
Struck from Naval Register in May 1946
Sold June 3 1963 for scrap
Keel Laid October 28 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull
Launched January 13 1945
Acquired by U.S. Navy March 2 1945
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Manuscript ship's name on the front
GARRARD recieved the following awards during her Naval career: American Campaign Medal
- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp)
NAMESAKE - A county in Kentucky
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