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USS Talladega (APA-208, later LPA-208), 1944-1982

USS Talladega, a 12,450-ton Haskell class attack transport, was built at Richmond, California. Commissioned in October 1944, she served in the Pacific during the rest of World War II, landing troops on Iwo Jima in February 1945 and carrying reserve forces during the Okinawa Invasion. After Japan surrendered, she transported troops to support the Occupation effort. In late 1945 and early 1946, Talladega participated in "Magic Carpet" operations to bring U.S. veterans home. She was placed out of commission in December 1946.

Recommissioned in December 1951, Talladega served in the Pacific and off Korea during the rest of the Korean War. After the end of that conflict, she remained active with the Pacific Fleet, making several deployments to the western Pacific. In 1965-67, she supported Vietnam War amphibous operations and provided general transportation services. USS Talladega was decommissioned in July 1969, after being redesignated LPA-208 earlier that year. Permanently transferred to Maritime Administration custody in 1971, she was sold for scrapping in October 1982.

This page features views of USS Talladega.

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Photo #: NH 74306

USS Talladega (APA-208)

Photograph taken about 1945.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1971.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 505 pixels

Photo #: NH 66830

USS Talladega (APA-208)

At San Diego, California, 11 October 1957.

Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 615 pixels

Photo #: NH 96818

USS Talladega (APA-208)

Photograph taken in 1945-46, shortly before she decommissioned, or in about 1950, just after recommissioning for Korean War service.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 615 pixels

Photo #: NH 96820

USS Talladega (APA-208)

About 100 miles away from Hawaii, while en route to Oahu with other amphibious ships to participate in exercise "Dull Knife", July 1963. Three other attack transports are also in the formation. USS Renville (APA-227) is closest to Talladega, and USS Bayfield (APA-33) is next.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph in the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 595 pixels

Photo #: NH 96819

USS Talladega (APA-208)

Underway off San Diego, California, 8 March 1967.
Photographed by PH1 J.A. Bremner, of squadron VC-3.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph in the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 67KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Photo #: 80-G-374825

Yokohama, Japan

Two Soviet Navy officers talking with a member of the boat group from USS Talladega (APA-208) on the beach at Yokohama, 2 September 1945. Talladega was then landing troops from the U.S. Army's First Cavalry Division for occupation duty in Japan.
Note pistol holster worn by Soviet officer at left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 70KB; 580 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.


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15 March 1999