|Launched:||4 March 1943|
|Commissioned:||18 September 1943|
|Decommissioned:||12 February 1947|
|Recommissioned:||26 January 1951|
|Decommissioned:||31 October 1969|
|Struck:||31 October 1969|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, 28 August 1970|
|Displacement:||7,930 tons (loaded),|
4,032 tons (light draft)
|Length:||457 ft 9 in (139. Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 5 m) overall|
|Beam:||72 ft 2 in (22. 0 m)|
|Draft:|| 8 ft 2½ in (2. 5 m) fwd,|
10 ft ½ in (3. 1 m) aft (light);
15 ft 5½ in (4. 7 m) fwd,
16 ft 2 in (4. 9 m) aft (loaded)
|Propulsion:||2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 2 Skinner Uniflow Reciprocating Steam Engines, 2 propeller shafts - each shaft 3,700 hp, at 240 rpm total shaft horse power 7,400, 2 11 ft 9 in diameter, 9 ft 9 in pitch propellers|
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h)|
|Range:||8,000 nmi. at 15 knots|
(15,000 km at 28 km/h)
|Boats and landing|
|3 × LCT (Mk V or VI)|
each w/ 5 medium tanks or
2 × LCT (Mk III or IV)
each w/ 12 medium tanks or
14 × LCM (Mk III)
each w/ 1 medium tank
or 1,500 long tons cargo or
47 × DUKW or
41 × LVT or
Any combination of landing vehicles and landing craft up to capacity
|Capacity:||22 officers, 218 men|
|Complement:||23 officers, 267 men|
|Armament:||• 1 × 5 in / 38 cal. DP gun;|
• 2 × 40 mm quad AA guns;
• 2 × 40 mm twin AA guns;
• 16 × 20 mm AA guns
|Aircraft carried:||modified 1952 to accommodate helicopters on an added portable deck|
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Carter Hall was launched on 4 March 1943 by Moore Drydock Co. The ceremonies involved in naming and launching naval ships are based in traditions thousands of years old Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. , Oakland, California, sponsored by Mrs. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U T. Wilson; and commissioned on 18 September 1943, Lieutenant Commander F. Commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. J. Harris, USNR, in command.
Carter Hall sailed from San Francisco 12 October 1943 with cargo and passengers for Brisbane, Australia. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. She arrived at her next port, Milne Bay, New Guinea, on 26 November to act as receiving ship, tender, and supply ship for small craft there and at Buna until 10 May 1944. Milne Bay is a large bay in Milne Bay Province, southeastern Papua New Guinea, at. New Guinea, located just north of Australia, is the world's second largest island, having become separated from the Australian mainland when the area now known Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Buna is a village in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. It was the site of the Battle of Buna-Gona during World War II. Events 1291 - Scottish Nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. During this period, she took part in the invasion landings at Cape Merkus, Arawe, New Britain on 15 December 1943, where valuable experience in the use of newly developed landing craft was gained. The Battle of Arawe was a battle during the New Britain Campaign of World War II. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Upon the invasion of Aitape and Tanahmerah Bay late in April, Carter Hall once again launched laden landing craft, and stood by the invaded beaches to service small craft, remaining in the area until 2 May 1944. Operation Reckless and Operation Persecution, April 21 - April 27, 1944 also known as the invasion of Hollandia, the Hollandia Landing craft are Boats and seagoing vehicles used to convey a Landing force ( Infantry and Vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Carter Hall arrived at Guadalcanal on 12 May 1944 for amphibious training, then sailed to Kwajalein to stand by in case she should be needed during the invasion of Saipan. Guadalcanal (local name Isatabu) is a 2510- Square mile (6500- km²) Island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Kwajalein Atoll ( Marshallese: Kuwajleen; kʷuwːɔ͡ɛt̪ʲl̪ʲɪn̪ʲ common English pronunciation ˈkwɑːʤəlɨ̞n often nicknamed Kwaj The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from Her services not required for that assault, she sailed on to Eniwetok and final preparations for the smashing return to Guam, where she arrived 21 July, the day of the initial assault. Enewetak (or Eniwetok) is an Atoll in the Marshall Islands of the central Pacific Ocean. Guam ( Chamorro: cha Guåhån) officially the Territory of Guam, is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized unincorporated Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World She remained off the island, supporting the operation through servicing small craft, until 26 July. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus The dock landing ship returned to Hollandia on 29 August, and from 11 September to 1 October supported the operations at Morotai. Jayapura City (Kota Jayapura (West Papuan - Port Numbai is the capital of Papua province Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. The Battle of Morotai was a battle of World War II which took place on the island of Morotai, in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI between 15 September
Carter Hall sailed from Hollandia on 12 October 1944 with the Palo Attack Group of the Northern Attack Force, bound for the landings on Red Beach near Tacloban, San Pedro Bay, P.I. on 20 October. Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of Tacloban ( Waray: Siyudad han Tacloban, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Tacloban, Cebuano San Pedro Bay is a Bay in the Philippines, at the northwest end of Leyte Gulf, about 15 km east-west and 20 km north-south The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Working efficiently in the apparent chaos that concealed the intricate, smoothly meshed landing plans, Carter Hall's men carried out their key role both in landing their craft and in caring for small craft through 24 October, when she made her retirement as the Battle of Leyte Gulf raged nearby. Events 69 - Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus the commander of the Danube armies loyal to Vespasian, defeat The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battle for Leyte Gulf" the "Battles for Leyte Gulf" and formerly as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Her participation in the Leyte operation continued as she carried cargo from New Guinea on a series of runs until 17 November. The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the invasion and conquest of Leyte in the Philippines by American Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers From then until 30 December, she was stationed in San Pedro Bay as tender and supply ship for landing craft. Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St
Overhauled at Oakland, California, between 31 January and 4 April 1945, Carter Hall returned to Subic Bay on 1 May to transport small craft, and to take part in the invasions at Brunei Bay, 10 June to 16 June, and Balikpapan, 1 July to 4 July. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar US Naval Base Subic Bay was a major ship-repair supply and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Zambales, Philippines Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Brunei Bay ( Malay: Teluk Brunei) is the gateway to Brunei and Borneo. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Balikpapan is a seaport city on the eastern coast of Borneo island in the East Kalimantan province a resource-rich region well known for its Timber, "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples She remained at Leyte drydocking small craft until 6 September, when she sailed for Jinsen, Korea, carrying LCMs and picket boats for use in the reoccupation of Korea. Leyte (ˈleɪti in English is an Island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. Events 3114 BC - According to the Proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started Incheon is a metropolitan city and a major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul. Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. The Landing Craft Mechanized ( LCM) was a Landing craft designed for carrying vehicles
Occupation duty at Shanghai and Sasebo continued until 9 April 1946, when Carter Hall cleared for San Francisco. Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million US Fleet Activities Sasebo is a United States Navy naval base in Sasebo, Japan, on the island of Kyūshū. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She was decommissioned and placed in reserve at San Diego 12 February 1947. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Recommissioned 26 January 1951 for duty in the Atlantic Fleet, Carter Hall arrived at her home port, Norfolk, Virginia, on 11 June 1951. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January The United States Fleet Forces Command (USFLTFORCOM of the United States Navy is the part of the Navy responsible for operations in and around the Atlantic Ocean. Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia, is a base of the United States Navy, supporting naval forces operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Until 7 January 1955, she operated on training, salvage, and fleet exercises, as well as a tour with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean from January through May 1953, and a supply lift to Greenland in November 1953. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The Sixth Fleet is the United States Navy's operational unit and staff of United States Naval Forces Europe, and once had its own headquarters in Gaeta Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat meaning "Land of the Greenlanders" Grønland is a self-governing Danish Province located between the
Returning to the Pacific Fleet, Carter Hall arrived at San Diego on 31 January 1955. The United States Pacific Fleet ( USPACFLT) is a Pacific Ocean Navy theater-level component command of the United States Navy, under the operational control Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Along with type training and fleet exercises, she had tours of duty in the western Pacific in 1955, 1958, 1959, and 1960, and took part in Arctic supply operations in summer 1956.
Carter Hall was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register on 31 October 1969 and sold to N. A Navy List or Naval Register is an official list of naval officers their ranks and seniority the ships which they command or to which they are appointed etc Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. W. Kennedy, Vancouver, British Columbia, 28 August 1970, for scrapping. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Carter Hall received six battle stars for World War II service. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The China Service Medal was a military medal awarded to US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel The American Campaign Medal was a military decoration of the United States armed forces which was first created on November 6, 1942 by The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal is a service decoration of the Second World War which was awarded to any member of the United States military who The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The Navy Occupation Service Medal is a decoration of the United States Navy which was issued to Navy Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel who participated The National Defense Service Medal is a military decoration of the United States military originally commissioned by President Dwight D The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM is a military award of the United States military, which was first created in 1961 by Executive Order of President The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B The Vietnam Gallantry Cross is a military decoration of South Vietnam which wasestablished in August 1950. The Philippine Liberation Medal is a military award of the Republic of the Philippines which was created by an order of Commonwealth of the Philippines Army Headquarters on The Vietnam Campaign Medal is a military recognition awarded by the Republic of Vietnam, (also known as South Vietnam) to any member of the United States Australian The Combat Action Ribbon ( CAR) is a personal military decoration of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps, and which is Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships ( DANFS for short is the primary reference work for the basic facts about every Ship ever used