Cruise of the Cap-Toothed Turtle
Owens, H. C., Sea Classics
DAY ONE 6 OCTOBER 1944
I first saw the "Gap-Toothed Turtle" on 6 October 1944, at 1800 Navy time. Navy buses had brought myself and a group of 282 officers and men down from Seattle, Washington, to Astoria, Oregon.
She lay alongside one of two finger piers sticking out into the Columbia River. My first impression was that she was about 450 feet long with a slight rake to her bow and slightly tubby at the stern. Her topside was cluttered with booms and tackle required to handle heavy cargo. Below decks she carried hundreds of suspended steel bunks to berth troops en route to invasion beaches plus four holds for heavy gear. The Navy designated her as APA-196, USS Logan, …
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Publication information: Article title: Cruise of the Cap-Toothed Turtle. Contributors: Owens, H. C. - Author. Magazine title: Sea Classics. Volume: 36. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2003. Page number: 62+. © Challenge Publications Inc. Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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