|Ship Class||Haskell-class Attack Transport|
|Builder||Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Vancouver, WA|
|Laid Down||10 Mar 1944|
|Launched||19 Aug 1944|
|Commissioned||3 Oct 1944|
|Decommissioned||14 Aug 1946|
|Displacement||6720 tons standard; 14837 tons full|
|Machinery||1 Allis-Chalmers geared turbine, 2 Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 1 propeller|
|Power Output||8500 SHP|
|Armament||1x5in DP, 4x40mm (twin), 10x20mm|
|Cargo Capacity||150,000 cubic feet, 2,900 tons|
|Landing Craft||2 LCM, 12 LCVP, 3 LCPU|
|Recommissioned||6 Jan 1951|
|Final Decommission||11 May 1956|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseSanborn was commissioned in Oct 1944 with Commander Sidney Hugenin of the United States Naval Reserves in command. She embarked her landing craft at San Francisco, California, and conducted her shakedown and amphibious training off San Pedro, California and San Francisco, respectively. She brought a construction battalion to Pearl Harbor, arriving on 15 Dec 1944, then embarked Army troops and Marines for Saipan for the upcoming Iwo Jima invasion on 19 Feb 1945. During that invasion, she lost ten of her landing craft, one by enemy fire and nine broached in the surf. On 28 Feb 1945, she transferred 232 casualties for the Mariana Islands. In late Mar 1945, she participated in an amphibious operation meant to deceive the Japanese of the real primary objective of Okinawa; she remained in Okinawa area until 11 Apr. Near the end of the war, she transported troops between United States and various Pacific islands. After the war, she first transported troops to Japan for occupation duty, then participated in Operation Magic Carpet to bring troops back to the United States. She was decommissioned from WW2 service in Aug 1946.
ww2dbaseSanborn was recommissioned in Jan 1951 and served in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, performing amphibious training and transport duties. In 1955, she was used by Universal International Pictures in the film Away All Boats. Her final decommission took place in May 1956. She was scrapped in 1971.
ww2dbaseSource: United States Navy.
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|3 Oct 1944||Sanborn was commissioned into service.|
|14 Aug 1946||Sanborn was decommissioned from service.|
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