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Sitka I

(APA-113: dp. 8,393; 1. 492'; b. 69'6"; dr. 26'; s. 18.4 k.; cpl. 478; a. 2 5", 4 40mm., 18 20mm.; cl. Custer;T. C3-S-A2)

Sitka (APA-113) was laid down on 2 February 1944 under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 875) by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula Miss.; launched on 23 June 1944 sponsored by Mrs. Mary Lee Council, and commissioned on 14 March 1945, Capt. Charles F. M. S. Quinby in command.

Sitka departed Mobile on 20 March 1945; and, after stopping at New Orleans for supplies, arrived at Bolivar Roads, Galveston, on 28 March 1945 for shakedown. However, her shakedown lasted only four dayrs as she received orders to report to Newport, R.I., for duty as training ship for precommissioning crews being formed there. Sitka arrived at Newport on 6 April and, for two and one-half months, she trained crews of new amphibious and auxiliary vessels in seamanship and gunnery. Relieved by Guilford (APA-112), Sitka sailed from Newport for Norfolk on 25 June.

After a brief overhaul, Sitka sailed from Norfolk on 6 July with a replacement draft of several hundred marines, &S well as other troops and cargo.Transiting the Panama Canal on 11 July, Sitka called at Pearl Harbor from 24 July to 3 August and at Eniwetok on the 11th and 12th, before arriving at Guam on the 15th. She discharged her troops and cargo at Guam, and sailed for Manila on 27 August to embark troops for the occupation of Japan. Departing Manila on 7 September, the transport arrived at Yokohama, Japan, on the 13th and began disembarking troops and equipment two days later. Sitka departed Yokohama on the 19th; and, between 23 and 27 September, embarked units of the 6th Marine Division at Guam £or the occupation of Tsingtao, China. She arrived at Tsingtao on 11 October and disembarked her troops and cargo on the 16th and 16th. After returning to Manila on the 23d for a week of upkeep, she embarked units of the 52d Chinese National Army at Haiphong, Indochina on 3 November, and disembarked them at Chinwangtao in northern China on the 13th. After a week at Taku, she departed China on the 21st and arrived at Manila on the 26th to join operation "Magic Carpet," the transportation of war veterans home to the United States. Sitka sailed from Manila on 28 November carrying homeward-bound servicemen and arrived at Seattle, Wash., on 14 December.

Sitka remained at Seattle for repairs until sailing to Saipan and Guam on 30 January 1946. The ship arrived at San Pedro on 23 February and got underway for the east coast on 1 March. On i6 March, she arrived at Norfolk, Va., for deactivation. Sitka was decommissioned on 14 May 1946, returned to the War Shipping Administration the next day, and struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. She was sold into mercantile Service as P. & T. Trader in 1947, and, after being renamed Mormaeguide in 1957 and American Condor in 1964, remains in service into 1974.


SITKA Gear History

Founded in 2005, SITKA® Gear was an idea spawned by necessity. Like many stories, this one started out as an epic journey that culminated with a clear vision. After 3000 vertical feet in the dark, with intermittent snow flurries and driving sleet, the morning climb ended behind a gnarled White Bark Pine to get some reprieve from the elements and a little food in the bellies. Cold and wet with sweat from that climb, it was more than obvious that discomfort like this was unnecessary. So, on that September morning, at timberline, surrounded by bugling bulls, the vision that became Sitka was realized. Drawing on strong backgrounds in the climbing, mountaineering, and general head strong assaults of the backcountry, expertise and experience were focused on bridging the gaps that existed between these endeavors. Sitka's driving goal is to not only bridge the technology gaps that existed from a fabric, construction, and product form perspective, but to fully immerse ourselves in driving new technologies and solutions for the modern outdoorsman.

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USS Sitka APA 113

"Personalized" Canvas Ship Print

(Not just a photo or poster but a work of art!)

Every sailor loved his ship. It was his life. Where he had tremendous responsibility and lived with his closest shipmates. As one gets older his appreciation for the ship and the Navy experience gets stronger. A personalized print shows ownership, accomplishment and an emotion that never goes away. It helps to show your pride even if a loved one is no longer with you. Every time you walk by the print you will feel the person or the Navy experience in your heart (guaranteed).

The image is portrayed on the waters of the ocean or bay with a display of her crest if available. The ships name is printed on the bottom of the print. What a great canvas print to commemorate yourself or someone you know who may have served aboard her.

The printed picture is exactly as you see it. The canvas size is 8"x10" ready for framing as it is or you can add an additional matte of your own choosing. If you would like a larger picture size (11"x 14") on a 13" X 19" canvas simply purchase this print then prior to payment purchase additional services located in the store category (Home) to the left of this page. This option is an additional $12.00. The prints are made to order. They look awesome when matted and framed.

We PERSONALIZE the print with "Name, Rank and/or Years Served" or anything else you would like it to state (NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE). It is placed just above the ships photo. After purchasing the print simply email us or indicate in the notes section of your payment what you would like printed on it. Example:

United States Navy Sailor
YOUR NAME HERE
Proudly Served Sept 1963 - Sept 1967

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The watermark "Great Naval Images" will NOT be on your print.

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Welcome To The Sitka Tribe Of Alaska website

Sitka Tribe of Alaska has 2021 CARES Act funding available for Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) citizen households or American Indians/Alaska Natives from another Tribe and residing in Sitka, that are experiencing financial problems due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded, will assist with housing costs. Housing costs include mortgage, moorage, rent, heating, and utilities.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS - Please contact STA Social Services at 907-747-7293 or visit STA's website at www.sitkatribe.org for a separate application that will assist you with obtaining shelter.

In order to qualify for this 2021 CARES Act Assistance program, an STA citizen or Alaska Native/American Indian enrolled in another Tribe living in Sitka must complete this application and provide supporting documentation. The funds associated with the 2021 CARES Act Assistance are designated only for one time assistance (per household), to citizens of STA or those enrolled in another federally recognized Tribe who are living in Sitka, who the COVID-19 Pandemic has negatively financially impacted.

Only one assistance application per household will be accepted.

- Households must decide where to assign funds: Mortgage, Rent, Heating, Moorage, or Utilities. STA will not be providing funds to recipients directly. Instead, STA will be making payment on your household's behalf to a vendor of one of the above categories pertaining to your household expenses.

Any information collected will be kept by STA and will not be distributed or shared with any other group or parties.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call STA Social Services Department at 907-747-7293.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska has 2021 CARES Act funding available for Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) citizens or American Indians/Alaska Natives from another Tribe residing in Sitka, who are homeless and experiencing issues with staying safe in the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will assist persons experiencing homelessness with temporary shelter.

In order to qualify for this Temporary Shelter Assistance program, an STA citizen or Alaska Native/American Indian enrolled in another Tribe living in Sitka must complete this application and provide supporting documentation.

Assistance is limited to temporary shelter in Sitka for a defined period of time. STA will not be providing funds to recipients directly. Instead, STA will be arranging and making payments to the vendor providing the temporary shelter, on behalf of the individual experiencing homelessness.

Any information collected will be kept by STA and will not be distributed or shared with any other group or parties.


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1945� [ edit | edit source ]

Sitka departed Mobile, Alabama on 20 March 1945 and, after stopping at New Orleans for supplies, arrived at Bolivar Roads, Galveston on 28 March 1945 for shakedown. However, her shakedown lasted only four days, as she received orders to report to Newport, Rhode Island for duty as training ship for pre-commissioning crews being-formed there. Sitka arrived at Newport on 6 April and, for two and one-half months, she trained crews of new amphibious and auxiliary vessels in seamanship and gunnery. Relieved by the Guilford (APA-112), Sitka sailed from Newport for Norfolk, Virginia, on 25 June.

After a brief overhaul, Sitka sailed from Norfolk on 6 July with a replacement draft of several hundred marines, as well as other troops and cargo. Transiting the Panama Canal on 11 July, Sitka called at Pearl Harbor from 24 July to 3 August and at Eniwetok on the 11th and 12th, before arriving at Guam on the 15th. She discharged her troops and cargo at Guam, and sailed for Manila on 27 August to embark troops for the occupation of Japan. Departing Manila on 7 September, the transport arrived at Yokohama, Japan on the 13th and began disembarking troops and equipment two days later.

USS Sitka (APA-113) moored pierside, date and place unknown.

Sitka departed Yokohama on the 19th and, between 23 and 27 September, embarked units of the 6th Marine Division at Guam for the occupation of Tsingtao, China. She arrived at Tsingtao on 11 October and disembarked her troops and cargo on the 15th and 16th. After returning to Manila on the 23rd for a week of upkeep, she embarked units of the 52nd Chinese National Army at Hai Phong, Indochina on 3 November and disembarked them at Chinwangtao in northern China on the 13th. After a week at Taku, she departed China on the 21st and arrived at Manila on the 26th to join "Operation Magic Carpet," the transportation of war veterans home to the United States. Sitka sailed from Manila on 28 November carrying homeward-bound servicemen and arrived at Seattle, Washington on 14 December. Sitka remained at Seattle for repairs until sailing to Saipan and Guam on 30 January 1946. The ship arrived at San Pedro on 23 February and got underway for the east coast on 1 March. On 16 March she arrived at Norfolk for deactivation.

In mercantile service, 1946� [ edit | edit source ]

Sitka was decommissioned on 14 May 1946, returned to the War Shipping Administration the next day, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 5 June 1946. She was sold into mercantile service to Pope & Talbot Lines in 1947 and renamed SS P&T Trader resold in 1957 to Moore-McCormack Lines and renamed SS Mormacguide and resold in 1964 to the American Foreign Steamship Company and renamed SS American Condor in 1964. The ship was scrapped in 1976.


یواس‌اس سیتکا (ای‌پی‌ای-۱۱۳)

یواس‌اس سیتکا (ای‌پی‌ای-۱۱۳) (به انگلیسی: USS Sitka (APA-113) ) یک کشتی بود که طول آن ۴۹۲ فوت ۶ اینچ (۱۵۰٫۱۱ متر) بود. این کشتی در سال ۱۹۴۴ ساخته شد.

یواس‌اس سیتکا (ای‌پی‌ای-۱۱۳)
USS Sitka (APA-113)
پیشینه
مالک
آب‌اندازی: ۲ فوریه ۱۹۴۴
آغاز کار: ۲۳ ژوئن ۱۹۴۴
اعزام: ۱۴ مارس ۱۹۴۵
مشخصات اصلی
وزن: ۸٬۱۰۰ long ton (۸٬۲۳۰ تن)
درازا: ۴۹۲ فوت ۶ اینچ (۱۵۰٫۱۱ متر)
پهنا: ۶۹ فوت ۶ اینچ (۲۱٫۱۸ متر)
آبخور: ۲۶ فوت ۶ اینچ (۸٫۰۸ متر)
سرعت: ۱۸ گره (۳۳ کیلومتر بر ساعت؛ ۲۱ مایل بر ساعت)

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1.3 History

Sitka Public Library (formerly Kettleson Memorial Library) is a public library serving the City and Borough of Sitka since March 20, 1923. It is now tax supported, but owes a great debt of gratitude to the Sitka Library Association, whose volunteers provided library service in Sitka for nearly fifty years.

Our building was built in 1967 with a gift from Theodore Kettleson, a longtime Sitka resident. Additional funds came from the Library Services and Construction Act, and gifts from other generous Sitka citizens. An addition, which more than doubled the library's size, was completed in 1983, and, more recently, an extensive library expansion/remodel broke ground in the fall of 2014, expanding the library by 60 percent.

The library was temporarily moved to the old Stratton Library building on the old Sheldon Jackson College campus while work was completed on our building. The expansion was completed in February, 2016, and the library reopened at 320 Harbor Drive on February 4, 2016, under the name Sitka Public Library. We are proud of our beautiful setting and excellent library service supported by Sitka's citizens.


Service history

1945�

Sitka departed Mobile, Alabama on 20 March 1945 and, after stopping at New Orleans for supplies, arrived at Bolivar Roads, Galveston on 28 March 1945 for shakedown. However, her shakedown lasted only four days, as she received orders to report to Newport, Rhode Island for duty as training ship for pre-commissioning crews being-formed there. Sitka arrived at Newport on 6 April and, for two and one-half months, she trained crews of new amphibious and auxiliary vessels in seamanship and gunnery. Relieved by the Guilford  (APA-112) , Sitka sailed from Newport for Norfolk, Virginia, on 25 June.

After a brief overhaul, Sitka sailed from Norfolk on 6 July with a replacement draft of several hundred marines, as well as other troops and cargo. Transiting the Panama Canal on 11 July, Sitka called at Pearl Harbor from 24 July to 3 August and at Eniwetok on the 11th and 12th, before arriving at Guam on the 15th. She discharged her troops and cargo at Guam, and sailed for Manila on 27 August to embark troops for the occupation of Japan. Departing Manila on 7 September, the transport arrived at Yokohama, Japan on the 13th and began disembarking troops and equipment two days later.

Sitka departed Yokohama on the 19th and, between 23 and 27 September, embarked units of the 6th Marine Division at Guam for the occupation of Tsingtao, China. She arrived at Tsingtao on 11 October and disembarked her troops and cargo on the 15th and 16th. After returning to Manila on the 23rd for a week of upkeep, she embarked units of the 52nd Chinese National Army at Hai Phong, Indochina on 3 November and disembarked them at Chinwangtao in northern China on the 13th. After a week at Taku, she departed China on the 21st and arrived at Manila on the 26th to join "Operation Magic Carpet," the transportation of war veterans home to the United States. Sitka sailed from Manila on 28 November carrying homeward-bound servicemen and arrived at Seattle, Washington on 14 December.

Sitka remained at Seattle for repairs until sailing to Saipan and Guam on 30 January 1946. The ship arrived at San Pedro on 23 February and got underway for the east coast on 1 March. On 16 March she arrived at Norfolk for deactivation.

In mercantile service, 1946�

Sitka was decommissioned on 14 May 1946, returned to the War Shipping Administration the next day, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 5 June 1946. She was sold into mercantile service to Pope & Talbot Lines in 1947 and renamed SS P&T Trader resold in 1957 to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., and renamed SS Mormacguide and resold in 1964 to the American Foreign Steamship Company and renamed SS American Condor in 1964. The ship was scrapped in 1976.


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Perched on the open Pacific Ocean, surrounded by mountains and rich in history, Sitka is a treat for outdoor enthusiasts and culture seekers alike. The Tlingit people have called Sitka home for thousands of years. Russian settlers, led by Alexander Baranov (for whom Sitka’s Banarof Island is named) occupied Sitka in the early 1800s and established it as the capital of Russian America.

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Sitka is an Alaskan town that will not disappoint. With its majestic mountain peaks, clear waters, lush forestry, and abundant wildlife, the community offers plenty to explore. A mix of Russian cultural influences and Tinglit heritage has given Sitka a rich culture and history. The Tlingit tribe has lived in Southeastern Alaska for thousands of years and tradition in Sitka is kept alive today.

Previously known as &ldquoParis of the Pacific&rdquo for its high society culture, Sitka reflects part of its history through the arts. The Naa Kahidi Dancers are Tlingit performers of all ages that maintain the art of storytelling through dance. More dancers, the New Archangel Dancers, are an all-female dance troupe that perform in the summer and represent the Russian-American culture of Sitka.


Sitka Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Coastal Defenses National Historic Landmark

Sitka Naval Operating Base was the U.S. Navy's first air station in Alaska, playing a key role in the defense of North America at the outset of World War II. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 the base at Sitka was the only major military base on the west coast, north of Puget Sound, Washington.

Beginning as a U.S. Navy coaling station in 1902, on Japonski Island across from Sitka, the base was expanded up through World War II when it underwent its greatest period of growth. In 1942, the base was designated a Naval Operating Base to reflect its expanded World War II mission. To defend the base, a U.S. Army Coastal Defense network was established, which included construction of three forts in Sitka Sound. An 8,100-foot causeway was constructed from Japonski Island through seven islands to Fort Rousseau on Makhnati Island, which became the Army’s headquarters in Sitka when it was completed in 1943. Fort Peirce was located 18 miles southwest of Sitka on Biorka Island and Fort Babcock was located 12 miles west of Sitka on the southern tip of Kruzof Island.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, when it was not known where the enemy might strike next, planes from Sitka Naval Operating Base patrolled all of southeast Alaska and far out into the Gulf of Alaska. With the establishment of naval air stations farther west, at Kodiak and Dutch Harbor, Sitka became an intermediate point between them and Navy Yard Puget Sound, the primary repair yard for battle-damaged ships of the Pacific Fleet during World War II. When the Japanese Imperial Fleet sailed east, attacked Dutch Harbor and entrenched in the Aleutians in June 1942, the Sitka base was on high alert for a potential attack on the Alaskan mainland. It is one of eight National Historic Landmarks in Alaska that was designated to commemorate the World War II in Alaska.

Learn More About World War II in Alaska

World War II had a major impact on Alaska. At the height of the War more than 100,000 American and Canadian soldiers were stationed in Alaska. Alaska's infrastructure grew immensely as a result. Roads, ports, and airfields were improved or constructed to facilitate the transportation of troops and supplies. An impact that many people are unaware of is the forced evacuation of the Native population of the Aleutian Islands by Japanese and American forces.