USS Dane (APA-238)
USS "Dane" (APA-238) was a sclass|Haskell|attack transport that was built for service with the
US Navyin World War II. She was commissioned shortly after the war and consequently never saw action.
"Dane" was named after a county in
Wisconsin. She was launched on 9 August 1945by Oregon Shipbuildingof Portland, Oregon, under a Maritime Commissioncontract; transferred to the Navy 29 October 1945; and commissioned the same day, Captain D. K. Day in command.
"Dane" arrived too late too see action in World War II, but she arrived in time to participate in
Operation Magic Carpet, the massive sealift made shortly after the war to bring returning servicemen home.
"Dane" made three "Magic Carpet" voyages to the
West Pacificfrom 29 December 1945to 10 July 1946, bringing home veterans from Okinawa, Guam, Peleliu, Manus, Truk, and Kwajalein.
She remained at
San Franciscountil placed out of commission 20 December 1946. She was transferred to the Maritime Administration 17 August 1958, which disposed of her some time thereafter. Her final disposition is unknown.
* [http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/amphib/apa235.htm "Dane" (APA-238)] , DANFS Online.
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/03/03235.htm APA-238 "Dane"] , Navsource Online.
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