Telfair (APA 210) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1966

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USS TELFAIR APA-210 Named for Telfair County, Georgia the ship was commiss- ioned in San Francisco on October 3l, I9-44. From March 26 to April 26, l945, TELFAIR played an active part in the invasion of Okinawa. She crossed the Pacific four times before landing units of the Occupation Forces at Kure, Japan in October I945. She was decommissioned in January l947 after completing 'Magic Carpet' duty, returning troops to the U.S, The Korean War brought TELFAIR back to active duty in Sept- ember I95O. She deployed to the Far East six times over the next eight years, taking part in exercises with Seventh Fleet and SEATO units. During her fifth deployment in l954, she hur- ried to Viet-nam to aid refugees caught in the 'French-lndo- China War'. Altogether she carried 6,400 passengers to safety in Saigon. TELFAIR was called to serve again in November I96l after a three-year retirement. She was re-commissioned for the third time in San Francisco and shortly after sailed for her new home- port, Norfolk, Virginia. ln June l96L1, TELFAIR completed her second five-month deployment with the Sixth Fleet Ready Amphibious Force in the Mediterranean. In October l964, TELFAIR again de- ployed to Europe while participating in Operation 'Steel Pike', returning to Norfolk in November l964. After four months of type training, a three month over haul at PHILADELPHIA NAVAL SHIPYARD commenced in April l965. On I6 July, TELFAIR left the shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia for Norfolk, Virginia. On 27 July, TELFAIR departed for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for three weeks of refresher training. The TELFAIR returned to Norfolk on 20 August where she remained in port until 7 Sept- ember. From 7 to I7 September, TELFAIR participated in amphi- bious operations and training at Little Creek, Virginia. On 30 September Captain Aubrey R. SEILERwas relieved as Commanding Officer by Captain Davis E. BUNTING. On 4 October, TELFAIR left Norfolk for Morehead City where she embarked Marine personnel and their equipment. On 5 October, TELFAlRdeparted the continental United States for a tour of duty with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. On 30 March l966,TELFAlR completed its six month deployment when it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia

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