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USS General A. E. Anderson (T-AP-111)
USS General A. E. Anderson (AP-111) (1943 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Lima - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe, Africa, Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Fourth Row - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

General John Pope Class Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown,as a Maritime Commission type (P2-S2-R2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 689), at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 2 May 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in partial commission, 25 August 1943, CDR. Robert H. Smith, USN in command, for transit to her conversion yard, Maryland Drydocking Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Commissioned in full USS General A. E. Anderson (AP-111), 5 October 1943, CAPT. William E. Miller, USN in command
  • During World War II USS General A. E. Anderson operated in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • Following World War II USS General A. E. Anderson was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    21 to 25 August 194628 August to 2 September 1946
     25 October to 1 November 1946
     12 to 17 July 1947
     29 April to 4 May 1948
     2 to 8 December 1948
     10 to 15 February 1949
     5 November 1953
     24 to 26 February 1955

  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), October 1949 and redesignated USS General A. E. Anderson (T-AP-111)
  • During the Korean War USS General A.E. Anderson participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Communist China Aggression 18 to 21 December 1950 First UN Counter Offensive 2 February 1951

  • Decommissioned, 10 November 1958, at Oakland, CA.
  • USS General A. E. Anderson earned two battle stars for Korean War service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, sold, 28 October 1986, C.J. W. Shipping & Trading Co. San Francisco, CA. for $1,177,200.00, for scrapping in Taiwan, delivered 14 November 1986. scrapping completed in July 1987
    Displacement 11,450 t.(lt) 20,175 t.(fl)
    Length 622' 7"
    Beam 75' 6"
    Draft 25' 6"
    Speed 20.6 kts.
    Officers 43
    Enlisted 464
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 397
    Enlisted 4,882
    Cargo Capacity 2,700 DWT
    Non-refrigerated 99,542 Cu. ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 19,600 Bbls
    Diesel 410 Bbls
    two De Laval steam turbines
    four Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gears
    four turbo-drive Ship's Service Generators, 400Kw 120/240V D.C.
    twin propellers, 17,000shp

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    USS General A.E. Anderson (AP-111)
    General A E Anderson 52k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) under way, in 1944, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Courtesy, Chuck Ulrich, coordinator/historian AP Transport Group
    General A E Anderson 103k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) in San Francisco Bay, 29 March 1945, after receiving some alterations (circled) to her anti-aircraft battery.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-91210 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    General A E Anderson
    348k Prisoner of War Identification Card and shipboard Watch,Quarter and Station Bill card for Stenente Franco Neroni, Italian Army. Stenente Neroni was taken prisoner during World War II and imprisoned in England. Released in May 1946 he boarded USS General A.E. Anderson (AP-111) to take him home to Italy. Claudio Neroni
    General A E Anderson
    USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111)
    General A E Anderson 91k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    General A E Anderson 39k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) under way, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    General A E Anderson 38k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    General A E Anderson 82k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, date unknown. Tom Langford
    General A E Anderson 344k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) change of command ceremony, 23 May 1951, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. CAPT. James A. Holbrook relieved CAPT. Wilfred E. Lankenau. Note USS Melvin (DD-580) moored alongside.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum File name AP 111 9312-5-51, US Navy Photo, 5/23/51
    Darryl Baker
    General A E Anderson
    344k Domain of the Golden Dragon certificate issued to J.W. Sommers when he crossed the International Date line (longitude 180°) in USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111), 19 August 1951. Dennis Burns
    General A E Anderson 177k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) looking aft from the open bridge, circa 1 to 15 September 1953 Bob Milloy
    General A E Anderson 233k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) moored pierside at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. in 1956 while preparing to get underway for Japan. Andrew Tabak for his late aunt LTjg. Anna P. Zak, US Navy
    General A E Anderson 164k
    General A E Anderson 224k
    General A E Anderson 156k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111), with GIs on deck, while underway in October 1953, from Inchon, South Korea to San Francisco, CA. Photo by Philip Nacamuli
    General A E Anderson 219k Front and back of photo of USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) while underway, date and location unknown.
    A U.S. Navy photo sold on board the ship.
    Willard Adams
    General A E Anderson
    159k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) Christmas Card, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    General A E Anderson
    251k Certificate of the Golden Dragon issued by USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) to passenger Major Harry R. Cassleman USAF upon crossing the 180th meridian at 29° 45" N., 25 February 1957. David Howman
    General A E Anderson 117k USS General A.E. Anderson (T-AP-111) in service with MSTS in San Francisco Bay after being modernized during the mid 1950s. In this modernization she and her five Navy-manned commissioned sisters lost their armaments and exchanged the three Welin davits on each side for four merchant type davits on the superstructure and one on the main deck aft.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # Unknown, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS General A. E. Anderson (AP-111 / T-AP-111)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Smith, Robert Hall, USN (USNA 1922) (Ferry Command)25 August 1943 - 31 August 1943
    02CAPT. Miller, William Edward, USN (USNA 1920)5 October 1943 - 11 December 1944
    03CAPT. Mead Jr., George Whitefield11 December 1944 - 22 April 1946
    04CAPT. Butterfield, Ralph Elmer22 April 1946 - 1947
    05CAPT. Newman Jr., John Francis, USN (USNA 1926)1947 - 1947
    06CAPT. Winfrey, John Allen1947 - 1948
    07CAPT. Wirtz, Paul Cyril, USN (USNA 1923)8 July 1949 - 20 June 1950
    08CAPT. Lankenau, Wilfred Eric20 June 1950 - 23 May 1951
    09CAPT. Holbrook, John Ames, USN (USNA 1924)23 May 1951 - June 1952
    10CAPT. Fowler, Joseph WilliamJune 1952 - July 1953
    11CAPT. Marshall, Henry MorrisJuly 1953 - June 1954
    12CAPT. Hamley, Joseph Ronald, USN (USNA 1927)June 1954 - 1955
    13CAPT. Over, George Russell, USN (USNA 1930) :RADM1955 - 1956
    14CAPT. Flynn, John Francis, USN (USNA 1930) :RADM1956 - February 1958
    15CAPT. Tucker, James FrancisFebruary 1958 - 1958
    16CDR. Carpenter, Ernest Leon1958 - 10 November 1958
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MSTS voyage souvenir booklet Courtesy Willard Adams
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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