USS TELFAIR BASICS

Ship Type

 Haskell Class Attack Transport
Built by Permanete Metals Corp., Richmond, CA
Named after Telfair County, Georgia 

Launch

 Keel Laid May 30, 1944
Launched August 30, 1944
Commissioned October 31, 1944
Final Decommissioned October 31, 1968 

Boat Compliment

 2 LCM "Mike" Landing Craft

12 LCVP "Papa" Landing Craft

3 LCPU "Utility" Landing Craft

Statistics

 Overall Length 455 feet
Beam 62 feet
Displacement 14,873 Tons
Speed 17 knots + 

 Crew Officers 55 - Enlisted 477
Troops Officers 87 - Enlisted 1,475 

Armament

 4 twin 40 mm anti-aircraft mounts
5 inch (during WWII and Korean deployments) 

Call Signs

 Radio Call Letters: NISC
Call Sign: Imperial Foxtrot

 When on the West Coast during the Korean War Call Letters were: NPPH
Call Sign: Dipper Victor 

Telfair Ship's Patch

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"AD OMNIA PARATA"

Prepared For Everything 

Telfair Nameboard

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 Telfair's nameboard is in the U S Navy Museum,
Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC.
Located all the way in the back, hidden behind the Trieste. 

FORMER COMMANDING OFFICERS

CDR Lyle O. Armel, USNR 10-31-44 to 10-45

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CAPT J. H. Hogg, USN 10-45 to 2-46

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CAPT S. H. Crittenden, Jr. USN 2-46 to 7-47

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 Out of Commission in Reserve 

CAPT J. Andrews, USN 9-12-50 to 8-8-51

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CAPT C. G. Corey, USN 8-8-51 to 7-29-52

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CAPT G. N. Johansen, USN 7-29-52 to 5-15-53

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CAPT O. D. T. Lynch 5-15-53 to 8-2-54

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CAPT J. G. Spangler, USN 8-2-54 to 10-55

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CAPT C. E. King, USN 10-55 to 10-56

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CAPT J. C. Nichols, USN 10-56 to 2-58

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 Out of Commission in Reserve 

CAPT E. M. Higgins, USN 11-22-61 to 12-20-62

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CAPT F. C. Wyse, USN 12-20-62 to 10-4-63

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CAPT S. H. MacGregor, Jr, USN 10-4-63 to 10-2-64

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CAPT A. R. Seiler, USN 10-2-64 to 9-30-65

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CAPT D. E. Bunting, USN 9-30-65 to 10-19-66

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CAPT L. W. Moffit, USN 10-19-66 to 10-25-67

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CAPT N. H. Morgan, USN 10-25-67 to 8-9-68

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CDR F. H. Shaw, USN 8-9-68 to 10-31-68

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 Final decommissioning 31 Oct 1968