Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim

From the United States shortly after the Japanese surrender, she set sail with the Allied occupation forces and arrived at Wakayama on 27 September, where she disembarked her cargo of GI passengers who were to serve in the occupation. Within three days, the Allendale was at sea again, sailing to Leyte, where she embarked passengers of the X Army Corps before heading back to Japan, arriving in Honshu on 21 October.

The following week, the Allendale set sail for the United States, stopping in the Philippines on 1 November 1945 to pick up returning servicemen, and entering San Francisco Bay on 22 November. After a brief dry-dock repair at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, the Allendale sailed for the East Coast via the Panama Canal and arrived in Norfolk on 30 January 1946. She was decommissioned on 14 March and transferred to the Maritime Commission on 20 March. Her name was stricken from the Navy List on 28 March 1946.


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