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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 22 September 1943
|Hollandia operation, 16 May 1944|
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Admiralty Island landings, 3 to 6 April 1944
|Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander 7th Flt, 30 July 1944|
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|57k||SS George G. Henry on the morning of her trial trip, 3 June 1917.
Built by the Union Iron Works of San Francisco, California, and owned by the Los Angeles Petroleum Transportation Company, this tanker taken over by the U.S. Navy for World War I service and placed in commission on 23 August 1918 as USS George G. Henry (ID # 1560). She was returned to her owner on 21 May 1919. The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
US Navy photo # NH 65594A.
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|53k||Standard Oil tanker SS George G. Henry in civilian dress between the wars.
US Navy photo from "Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1992", by Thomas Wildenburg
|USS Victoria (AO-46)
|211k||Starboard quarter view of USS Victoria (AO-46) (ex SS George G. Henry) with four old four stack destroyers alongside. This photo could have been taken at Fremantle, Australia, when the tanker - still George G. Henry - fueled the four surviving American ships that took part in the Battle of the Java Sea, the destroyers
USS Alden (DD-211),
USS John D. Edwards (DD-216),
USS John D. Ford (DD-228), and
USS Paul Jones (DD-230), soon after they arrived in Australian waters. On 15 April 1942, while at Yarraville, a suburb of Melbourne, SS George G. Henry was taken over by the U.S. Navy under a bareboat charter and commissioned as USS Victoria (AO-46), 25 April at Sydney. Survivors from the sunken
USS Langley (AV-3),
USS Peary (DD-226), and
USS Pecos (AO-6) made up the ship's new crew.
Australian armed forces photo. This image is available from the Collection Database of the Australian War Memorial under the ID Number: 302766
|118k||Photocopies of prints of USS Victoria (AO-46) that have not been located. These are but two in a series of photos that may have been taken upon completion of conversion of the ship in Australia in late 1942, although later dates are possible. The armament visible here is two 3"/50 and eight 20mm guns.US Naval History and Heritage Command (Ships Histories files), Photo #'s Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.||Mike Green|
|73k||USS Victoria (AO-46) at anchor off Biak Island, 28 May 1944, providing support for ships that were covering troop landings
there. To port is an Australian or British County class heavy cruiser.
US. National Archives, Record Group RG-80-G photo # 80-G-254671, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|29k||USS Victoria (AO-46) probably at anchor in Seeadler Harbor sometime during the period - summer 1944 to June 1945 prior to drydocking in USS ABSD-4.||Allen Membry for his father Jerome P. Membry F1/c (deceased) USS Victoria|
|01||LCDR. Weeden, Henry F.||28 August 1918 - ?|
|Decommissioned||21 May 1919 - 15 April 1942|
|02||LCDR. Olsen, Jens Gothard||15 April 1942 - 24 May 1943|
|03||LT. Clark, Francis Edward||24 May 1943 - 1 June 1943|
|04||LCDR. Olsen, Jens Gothard||1 June 1943 - 27 July 1943|
|05||LCDR. Hawkinson, Leslie Herman||27 July 1943 - 15 December 1943|
|06||LCDR. Evans, William Ward||15 December 1943 - 14 December 1945|
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