USS Leonard Wood (APA-12)

USS Leonard Wood (APA-12)

USS Leonard Wood (APA-12) was a Harris-class attack transport that served with the US Navy during World War II.

Leonard Wood, ex-Nutmeg State and Western World, was built in 1922 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at Sparrows Point, Maryland; purchased by the War Department in 1939 and renamed Leonard Wood after the former Army Chief of Staff; served as an Army transport until acquired by the Navy 3 June 1941; and commissioned 10 June (with Hull ID AP-25), manned by the United States Coast Guard, Comdr. H. G. Bradbury, USCG, in command.

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