Photos and History

Richard W Herman

Commissioning

April 1979

Scott Herman

Bootcamp November 1991

Chris Herman

Bootcamp August 1990

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USS Cambria - (APA - 36)

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Mediterranean Sea - June 1969

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Flamingo Club Naples - May 1969

APA-36 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Class: Bayfield-class attack transport

Complement: 51 Officers and 524 Enlisted

Displacement: 8100 tons

Length: 492 feet 6 inches

Beam: 69 feet 6 inches

Draft: 26 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Scrapped 7 September 1972

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Letters to Mom

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Apollo 7 Recovery - Backup to USS Essex  - October 1968

APA-36 DEPLOYMENTS   
From 1941 - 1972 The Cambria served in:

Western Pacific

Nagasaki --surrender signing

Atlantic Fleet Exercises at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Mediterranean

Mediterranean-West Africa

Atlantic Ocean

Great Lakes

Cuban Missile Blockade

Mediterranean-Lebanon

Guantanamo Bay

Bay of Pigs

Cuban missile crises

Dry Dock

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Middle East off coast.

Caribbean

Mediterranean-Indian Ocean

West Africa

Apollo 13 Secondary Recovery Team Atlantic Ocean

Collision-at-sea with USS Shadwell (LSD15) 8