GENERAL LEROY ELTINGE AP 154
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.
- General G. O. Squier Class Transport Ship
- USS GENERAL LEROY ELTINGE AP-154
Commissioned February 21 1945 - Decommissioned March 29 1946
Struck from Naval Register June 1946
Transferred to U.S. Army Transportation Service
- USAT GENERAL LEROY ELTINGE
Commissioned 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
Reacquired and reinstated on Naval Register July 20 1950
Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service
- USNS GENERAL LEROY ELTINGE T-AP-154
Placed In Service August 1 1950
Placed in Reduced Status August 1 1962
Returned In Service May 13 1965
Placed in Ready Reserve Status January 1967
Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet
Struck from Naval Register October 9 1968
Sold by Maritime Administration 1968
- ODYSSEUS (Commercial Service)
Placed in commercial service 1968
Keel Laid as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull
Launched September 20 1944
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal
NAMESAKE - Brigadier General LeRoy Eltinge (September 17 1872 - May 31 1931)
Eltinge was an Officer in the United States Army during The Spanish-American War, for which he received The Silver Star for his actions in The Philippines, and World War I for which he earned The Distinguished Service Medal
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