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USS General W. A. Mann (T-AP-112)
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USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) (1943 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Lima - November
NHLN
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (1)
Fourth Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


General John Pope Class Transport:
  • Laid down in 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (P2-S2-R2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC Hull 670) at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Acquired by the Navy and Commissioned USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112), 13 October 1943, CDR. Paul H. Smith USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS General W. A. Mann operated in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • USS General W. A. Mann was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    12 to 25 September 19455 to 13 July 1948
    16 November to 15 December 19453 to 11 January 1949
    8 to 20 June 19462 September 1951
    14 to 18 July 194827 to 28 June 1953
    12 to 17 January 1949 
    14 to 15 July 1951 
    6 to 8 August 1951 

  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in October 1949, redesignated USS General W. A. Mann (T-AP-112)
  • During the Korean War USS General W. A Mann participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    31 July to 2 August 1950
    26 to 27 September 1950
    11 to 28 October 1950
    Communist China Aggression
    12 to 13 Novembe3r 1950

  • Decommissioned, 11 December 1965
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1966
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 20 December 1966, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River, N.Y.
  • Custody transferred to the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, VA., 21 July 1969
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 April 1987, for $1,050,050 and scrapped in Taiwan in November 1987
  • USNS General W. A. Mann earned two battle stars for Korean service and one battle star for Vietnam service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,450 t.(lt) 20,175 t.(fl)
    Length 622' 7"
    Beam 75' 6"
    Draft 25' 6"
    Speed 20.6 kts.
    Complement
    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.
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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 W. Mann (AP-112)
    General W A Mann 711k
    Namesake
    Named in honor of Major General William Abram Mann, USA, who served in the Sioux Indian, Spanish-American, and First World Wars.
    Digital ID: ggbain 25978 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Bill Gonyo
    General W A Mann 178k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
     
    General W A Mann 79k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    William E Weaver SK3 USN
    General W A Mann 53k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) proceeding down stream near Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation.
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 29 December 1943. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/10/092.
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    General W A Mann 50k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) pulling out from Pier 6, with more than 5,000 officers and enlisted men, headed for overseas duty. Among those aboard was Colonel Wilbur S. Elliott, 0-6804, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation Superintendent of Water Division. In foreground are Brigadier General John R. Kilpatrick, 0-167001, Port Commander and group of Port officers waving good-bye.
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 31 January 1944. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/09/095.
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    General W A Mann 34k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) debarking troops from overseas, including aviators shot down and imprisoned in Bulgaria, wounded and rotational troops.
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 22 October 1944. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C2:2/23/86.
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    General W A Mann 48k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) underway, date and location unknown Paul J Battaiola Jr. in honor of his father Paul James Battaiola USN.
    General W A Mann 20k USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112) underway, date and location unknown Ron Reeves
    USS General W. A. Mann (T-AP-112)
    General W A Mann 57k USS General W. A. Mann (T-AP-112) underway, circa 1951, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Reinhard Lindner
    General W A Mann 53k USS General W. A. Mann (T-AP-112) at left, moored at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA., 15 February 1960. The ship to the right is unidentified.
    UPI photo.
    Ron Reeves

    USS General W. A. Mann (AP-112 / T-AP-112)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Smith, Robert Hall USNR13 October 1943 - 16 November 1943
    02CDR. Maguire, Paul Sylvester USNR16 November 1943 - 23 June 1945
    03CDR. Gray, Thomas L.23 June 1945 - 18 October 1945
    04LCDR. Olson, George Edgar18 October 1945 - 27 December 1945
    05CAPT. Sheehan, John Mitchell27 December 1945 - 19 August 1946
    06CAPT. Richards, Alfred Humphreys :RADM19 August 1946 - 9 July 1947
    07CAPT. Thieme, Karl August9 July 1947 - 7 August 1948
    08CAPT. Nelson, Frederick Jens :RADM7 August 1948 - 20 May 1949
    09CAPT. Millar, Norman Ellwood20 May 1949 - 11 May 1950
    10CAPT. Walker, Charles Hardin11 May 1950 - 3 October 1951
    11CAPT. Parr, Marvin Coleridge3 October 1951 - 13 June 1953
    12CAPT. Whipple, Walter Jones13 June 1953 - 16 August 1954
    13CAPT. Fluegel, Fred Charles16 August 1954 - 24 April 1956
    14CAPT. Wulff, John Thayer :RADM24 April 1956 - 8 June 1957
    15CAPT. Azer, John Behling8 June 1957 - 10 June 1958
    16CAPT. Maples, Hugh Marion10 June 1958 - 28 July 1959
    17CAPT. Langen, Thomas David Francis28 July 1959 - 18 May 1960
    18CAPT. Smith, Millard John18 May 1960 - 11 July 1961
    19CAPT. Hart, Charles Samuel11 July 1961 - 12 September 1962
    20CAPT. Clark, Cecil12 September 1962 - 6 June 1963
    21CAPT. Rusk, Alfred Decoto6 June 1963 - 10 August 1964
    22CAPT. Blee, Ben Ward10 August 1964 - 11 December 1965
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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