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USAHS St. Mihiel
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USAT St. Mihiel (1943)
USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) (1941 - 1943)
USAT St. Mihiel (1921 - 1941)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


  • Laid down under a United States Shipping Board (USSB) contract (672) at American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, PA.
  • Launched in October 1920
  • Commissioned by the Army Transportation Service (ATS) as USAT St. Mihiel
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1941
  • Commissioned, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32), 22 July 1941, CDR. Edward B. Rodgers in command
  • Decommissioned, 16 November 1943, at Boston, MA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to the US Army Transportation Service
  • During World War II, USAT St. Mihiel was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Attu occupation, 14 to 21 and 27 to 31 May 1943

  • Converted to a Hospital Ship and recommissioned, USAHS St. Mihiel in 1943
  • Decommissioned by the Army Transportation Service in 1947
  • Delivered, 28 October 1947, by the US Army to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 May 1957, to Bethlehem Steel Co.
  • USAT St. Mihiel received one battle star for her World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,550 t.
    Length 448'
    Beam 58' 2"
    Draft 28'
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 253
    AP Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    USAHS Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine
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    USAT St. Mihiel
    St Mihiel 7083k Panoramic view of USAT St Mihiel arriving at Savannah, S.C. 7 February 1923, with the last of the AEF 8th US Infantry Christopher Evey for his grandfather Sgt. John W. Evey USA
    St Mihiel 75k USAT St Mihiel moored pierside in Alaska, pre WWII Douglas Updyke for his father Sgt. Douglas R Updyke USA
    St Mihiel 69k USAT St Mihiel moored pierside in Alaska, pre WWII Douglas Updyke for his father Sgt. Douglas R Updyke USA
    St Mihiel 46k USAT St Mihiel calling at Kodiak Island, pre WWII Joe Stevens
    St Mihiel 54k USAT St Mihiel in the Panama Canal approaching one of the lochs, pre WWII M/Sgt M.L. McCormick, USAF Ret
    St Mihiel 67k USAT St Mihiel about to enter one of the lochs at Panama, pre WWII M/Sgt M.L. McCormick, USAF Ret
    St Mihiel 60k USAT St Mihiel entering a loch at Panama, pre WWII M/Sgt M.L. McCormick, USAF Ret
    St Mihiel 75k USAT St Mihiel in a loch at Panama, pre WWII M/Sgt M.L. McCormick, USAF Ret
    St Mihiel 39k USAT St Mihiel moored pierside, pre WWII, date and place unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    St Mihiel 168k USAT St Mihiel moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Army photo
    Tommy Trampp
    USS St. Mihiel (AP-32)
    St Mihiel 83k Aerial view of USS St Mihiel (AP-32) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Tom Kermen
    St Mihiel 89k USS St Mihiel (AP-32) underway at Seattle in May 1942.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 44066
    Mike Green
    St Mihiel 98k USS St Mihiel (AP-32) near the Stacy Street Dock in the Port of Seattle in May 1942. The Army Transportation Service Tug No. 18 is on the left.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 44068
    Mike Green
    St Mihiel 84k USS St Mihiel (AP-32) underway near the Southern Pacific Docks, Elliott Bay, Seattle, 5 July 1943. Note the double lattice radar mast forward of the smokestack.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-47203 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    USAHS St. Mihiel
    St Mihiel 77k USAHS St Mihiel entering Charleston harbor for the first time in August 1944. On, arrival, fresh from her conversion yard, St Mihiel picked up her medical crew and stores before sailing for Glasgow, Scotland, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Avonmouth, England.
    US National Archives Photo # 111-SC-273470, a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, from "Hospital Ships of World war II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
    Robert Hurst
    St Mihiel 102k USAHS St Mihiel underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Institute.
    Robert Hurst
    St Mihiel 49k USAHS St Mihiel view of superstructure with all flags flying, date and place unknown. Jack Treutle
    St Mihiel 69k An unidentified US Army Medic aboard USAHS St Mihiel, date and place unknown. Jack Treutle
    St Mihiel 78k USAHS St Mihiel arrives at Staten Island Pier carrying hundreds of American soldiers back from Europe. Among those brought back were 197 soldiers who were liberated from a Nazi hospital in Germany where they were being treated for their wounds. They were the first such men to be returned to the United States.
    Acme photo.
    Tommy Trampp
    St Mihiel 170k USAHS St Mihiel arrives at Port of Embarkation, Charleston, S. C., date unknown.
    US Army Signal Corp. photo.
    Tommy Trampp

    USS St. Mihiel (AP-32)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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