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(APA-110; dp. 11.760 1. 492'; b. 69'6"; dr. 26'6"; s.
18 k.; cpl. 478; a. 2 5", 8 40mm.; cl. Windsor; T. C3~A3)

Griggs (APA-110), a C-3 type transport was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, Miss.; acquired by the Navy on a loan-charter basis 13 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Betty Bennett Banker; and commissioned 14 December 1944, Captain Arthur C. Wood in command.

After shakedown at Galveston, Texas, Griggs trained precommissioning crews out of Newport, R.I., before reaching Norfolk 31 March 1945. There she embarked 40 officers and 1,416 men of the 41st Marine Depot Company and the 55th Marine Replacement Draft. Clearing Norfolk 26 May Griggs sailed via Canal Zone and discharged her passengers at San Francisco 1 June 1945. She departed Port Hueneme 17 June with 1,032 Seabees embarked and touched at Eniwetok and Ulithi before discharging her passengers at Okinawa and Manila Bay, P.I.

After delivering occupation troops to Japan from Lingayen Gulf and Mindanao, Griggs took up "Magic Carpet" duty and departed Saipan 2 November 1945, en route to San Diego, where she arrived 13 days later with many happy war veterans. Griggs made two more "Magic Carpet" voyages returning to San Francisco from her last trip 21 February 1946.

Departing San Pedro, Calif., 12 March 1946, Griggs sailed via Canal Zone and reached Norfolk 28 March. She remained there until decommissioned at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 27 May 1946. Delivered to the W8A the next day, her name was stricken from the Navy List 19 June 1946. Sold to Moore McCormack Lines 21 April 1948, she became Mormacrey

 

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