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USS General Henry W. Butner (T-AP-113)
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USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) (1944 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Victor - Oscar
NJVO
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


General John Pope Class Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (P2-S2-R2) hull under Maritime Commission contract, (MC Hull 671) for the US Army at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 19 September 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy and placed in partial commission for ferrying to her conversion yard, Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Fully commissioned USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113), 11 January 1944, CAPT. Andrew P. Lawton in command
  • During World War II USS General Henry W. Butner saw service in both the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • Following World War II USS General Henry W. Butner was assigned to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS)
  • Absorbed into the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in October 1949, redesignated USS General Henry W. Butner (T-AP-113)
  • USS General Henry W. Butner performed Occupation duty and China Service for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    Asia - 2 to 10 September 194520 March to 5 April 1946
    Asia - 28 October to 10 November 1945 23 May to 13 June 1946
    Asia - 19 to 27 January 194614 to 26 July 1946
    Asia - 14 to 16 March 194620 to 30 October 1946
    Asia - 18 to 19 October 19465 to 9 January 1948
    Asia - 2 to 5 November 194618 to 24 July 1948
    Asia - 26 to 29 July 194820 to 26 November 1948
    Europe - 24 to 29 November 1952 
    Europe - 26 to 28 January 1953 
    Europe - 23 to 25 February 1953 
    Europe - 23 to 25 March 1953 
    Europe - 20 to 22 April 1953 
    Europe - 17 to 19 May 1953 
    Europe - 30 July to 1 August 1953 
    Europe - 28 to 30 August 1953 
    Europe - 24 to 28 September 1953 
    Europe - 23 to 27 October 1953 
    Europe - 19 to 21 November 1953 
    Europe - 13 to 14 December 1953 
    Europe - 7 to 11 January 1954 
    Europe - 2 to 6 February 1954 
    Europe - 5 to 9 March 1954 
    Europe - 31 March to 4 April 1954 
    Europe - 27 April to 1 May 1954 
    Europe - 23 to 27 May 1954 
    Europe - 3 to 5 September 1954 
    Europe - 27 to 29 September 1954 
    Europe - 23 to 25 October 1954 
    Europe - 18 to 20 November 1954 
    Europe - 13 to 14 December 1954 
    Europe - 15 to 17 January 1955 
    Europe - 10 to 12 February 1955 
    Europe - 10 to 12 March 1955 
    Europe - 4 to 6 April 1955 

  • During the Korean War USS General Henry W. Butner (T-AP-113) participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression, 11 to 23 September 1950 Inchon Landing, 16 to 17 September 1950

  • Decommissioned, 28 January 1960, at Bayonne, N.J.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 7 May 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Permanent custody assigned to the Maritime Administration, 1 May 1961
  • Final Disposition, sold, 17 November 1976, by the Maritime Administration for $604,050, to Luria Brothers & Co. Inc. for scrapping in Taiwan in 1977
  • USNS General Henry. W. Butner received two battle stars for Korean War 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 41
    enlisted 477
    Troop Accommodations
    officers 247
    enlisted 4915
    Largest boom capacity 10 t.
    Cargo Capacity 118,230 Cu. ft. (non-refrigerated)
    WWII Armament
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four quad 1.1" AA gun mounts replaced by four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NFSO 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 400 turbo-powered 400Kw 120/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin shafts, 17,000shp

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    USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113)
    General Henry W Butner 56k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) underway in Boston harbor, 6 June 1947, following the completion of work to convert the ship from austere wartime conditions to peacetime standards.
    US Navy photo NY2 596-47, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-11227Boston
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
    General Henry W Butner 84k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) near Boston Naval Shipyard, 6 June 1947, after being altered there to carry military dependents. The number of personnel she could carry was reduced, and the four after Welin davits and their boats were removed. The ship had a Navy crew and retained her armament. Five sisters were similarly modified in 1946-1947. The paint scheme shown here was used briefly by the Naval Transportation Service in the late 1940s.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # Unknown
    Mike Green
    General Henry W Butner 1807k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) underway, date and location.
    US Navy photo.
    Marc Cheek for his grandfather Earl Cheek F/1c USS Butner
    General Henry W Butner 174k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) passing under the Oakland Bay Bridge with Naval Station Treasure Island in the background, date unknown. David Buell
    General Henry W Butner 52k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    General Henry W Butner 44k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) underway, date and location unknown.
    ©Skyfotos photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1956-57".
    Robert Hurst
    General Henry W Butner 187k USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113) underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

    USS General Henry W. Butner (AP-113)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command Center
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Lawton, Andrew Petrie11 January 1944 - 21 October 1944
    02CAPT. Isgrig, Clayton Shadek21 October 1944 - ?
    03CAPT. Sweeney, John Malcolm1949
    04CAPT. Collins, Dale Edmond :RADMMay 1950 - 10 July 1951
    05CAPT. Khoury, Charles Roger :RADM10 July 1951 - 18 April 1952
    06CAPT. Mayer Jr., Walter Scott18 April 1952 - ?
    07CAPT. Knapper, John KelleyOctober 1959 - 28 January 1960
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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