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USNS General M. B. Stewart (T-AP-140)
USAT General M. B. Stewart (1946 - 1950)
USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) (1945 - 1946)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Delta - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe, Africa, Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) transferred to the US Army following WWII, reacquired by US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service
General G. O. Squier Class Transport:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 707) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp., Yard No. 3, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 15 October 1944
Commissioned USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140), 3 March 1945, at San Francisco, CA., CAPT. Minor C. Heine in command
During World War II USS General M. B. Stewart transported passengers in both the Asiatic-Pacific and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters of Operation
Following World War II USS General M. B. Stewart was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 to 22 March 1945
Decommissioned, 24 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for use by the US Army Transportation Service
Commissioned, USAT General M. B. Stewart
Re-acquired by the US Navy, 1 March 1950
Assigned to the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS), and placed in service as a USNS General M. B. Stewart (T-AP-140)
While assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service USNS General M. B. Stewart was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|26 to 28 April 1951
|18 to 21 September 1951
|21 to 23 October 1951
|15 to November 1951
|18 to 20 December 1951
|15 to 17 January 1952
|10 to 12 February 1952
|10 to 12 March 1952
|8 to 11 April 1952
|25 to 27 October 1952
|3 to 7 December 1952
|2 to 4 January 1953
|3 to 5 February 1953
|8 to 11 August 1953
|10 to 12 December 1953
|15 to 17 January 1954
|24 to 25 July 1954
|15 to 16 February 1955
|15 to 19 to 21 March 1955
|17 to 19 April 1955
Placed in reduced status, 9 April 1955
Placed out of service, 21 May 1958, and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River, N.Y.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1967 for commercial service, rebuilt as a cargo ship and renamed SS Albany entering service in 1968
In 1974 Albany was converted to a drilling barge and renamed SS Mission Viking
Final Disposition, broken up in July 1987
Displacement 9,950 t.(lt) 17,250 t.(fl)
Length 522' 10"
Beam 71' 6"
Draft 26' 6"
Cargo Capacity 1,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 70,000 Cu ft.
four single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 1.1" gun mounts (replaced by two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity NSFO 13,300 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
three 400Kw 240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
single propeller, 9,000shp
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| USS General M.B. Stewart (AP-140)
||USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) underway, date and location unknown.
||Malcolm L Grounds MM3, USS General M. B. Stewart, 1945-46.
||USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII web site
| USAT General M.B. Stewart
||USAT General M.B. Stewart departing Bremerhaven, late-1940s-early-50s.
| USNS General M.B. Stewart (T-AP-140)
||USNS General M.B. Stewart (T-AP-140) departing Bremerhaven, early-1950s.
||Troops of the Army's 43rd Infantry Division prepare to embark in USNS General M. B. Stewart (T-AP-140) for overseas duty, at Hampton Roads, VA., 10 October 1951. At right, Red Cross workers are passing out doughnuts and coffee to the men.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-433593, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USNS General M.B. Stewart (T-AP-140) underway, circa 1952, location unknown.
USS General M B Stewart (AP-140) / USNS General M B Stewart (T-AP-140)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Heine, Minor Charles||3 March 1945 - 24 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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