USS CALVERT (AP-65)
Two ships have been christened CALVERT. The first was a motor launch (hull number 2274) contracted to the navy during World War I.
The second was launched 22 May 1942 as DEL ORLEANS under a Maritime Commission contract and acquired and commissioned by the navy four months later. Reclassified and redesignated CALVERT (APA-32), an assault personnel transport, 1 February 1943. Landed troops in the Invasions of North Africa andSicily in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. Ordered to the Pacific in August 1943. Eight campaigns/operations in two theaters during World War II (including six amphibious landings - one being Saipan). Awarded Navy Unit Commendation. Participated in the Occupation of Japan. Decommissionedin 1947. Recommissioned for the Korean War (two campaign credits). Two-pages of ship's history so far. May be able to obtain an 8" X 10" photo (possibly color). Your husband was apparently a small boat coxswain. No way to tell yet whether he was an original or replacement. I'll let you know when I have everything together.
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