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USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal (7) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Marine Adder Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2363) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 17 July 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, at Portland, OR., 22 October 1945, for operation under a GAA agreement with Moore-McCormack Lines
  • Turned over to Matson Navigation Co. for operations under a GAA agreement, 17 April 1946
  • Turned over to American President Lines for operation under a bare bottom charter, 7 July 1946, (transport for UNRRA to bring Jewish refugees from Shanghai to Europe)
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 September 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 23 July 1950, and placed in service, by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194)
  • During the Korean War USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194) participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    24 September to 29 October 1950
    Second Korean Winter
    30 to 31 December 1951
    17 to 23 February 1952
    10 to 11 April 1952
    First UN Counter Offensive
    8 to 10 February 1951
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    20 to 21 August 1952
    2 to 3 October 1952
    20 to 21 November 1952
    23 to 24 November 1952
    14 to 15 January 1953
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    28 to 29 April 1951
    13 to 14 June 1951
    Korea Summer-Fall 1953
    16 to 20 May 1953
    12 to 14 July 1953
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    7 to 10 August 1951
    11 to 13 November 1951
     

  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR., 1 May 1958
  • Transferred (MARAD exchange program), 4 August 1967, to Hudson Waterways Corp. for conversion to a cargo ship, renamed SS Transcolumbia
  • Chartered to the Military Sealift Command from 3 October 1968 to 25 August 1985
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in June 1988 as per Hudson Waterways Corp.
  • USS Marine Lynx received seven battle stars for Korean service
    Specifications: Displacement 6,720 t.(lt) 10,210 t.(fl)
    Length 524'
    Beam 72'
    Draft 26'
    Speed 17 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Troop Accommodations 3,485
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 13,750shp

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    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194)
    Marine Lynx 78k USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194) underway, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo in the form of a MSTS souvenir post card.
    Military Sea Transportation Service Society
    Marine Lynx 398k USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194) underway, circa 1950, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Rob Taylor, for his father SFC Robert R. Taylor US Army
    General John Pope
    NH 104591
    87k The MSTS Reserve Fleet nest at the Navy Industrial Reserve Shipyard, Everett, WA., 25 June 1957, looking north. The ships, from right to left, are;
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110),
    USNS General M. C. Meigs (T-AP-116),
    USNS General William Weigel (T-AP-119),
    USNS General R. L. Howze (T-AP-134),
    USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP-195),
    USNS Marine Adder (T-AP-193), and
    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194).
    They are in MSTS Ready Reserve status. All were moved to the Maritime Administration reserve fleets at Olympia and Astoria in 1958. During World War II this site was occupied by the Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which built net laying ships, non-self propelled barracks ships, self-propelled covered lighters and small harbor tugs. Larger ships were repaired at the piers where the MSTS ships were later moored.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s NH 104591 and NH 104592
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope
    NH 104592
    86k
    General John Pope 79k The MSTS Reserve Fleet nest at the Navy Industrial Reserve Shipyard, Everett, WA., 25 June 1957, looking west. The ships, from front to rear, are;
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110),
    USNS General M. C. Meigs (T-AP-116),
    USNS General William Weigel (T-AP-119),
    USNS General R. L. Howze (T-AP-134),
    USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP-195),
    USNS Marine Adder (T-AP-193), and
    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194).
    They are in MSTS Ready Reserve status. All were moved to the Maritime Administration reserve fleets at Olympia and Astoria in 1958. During World War II this site was occupied by the Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which built net laying ships, non-self propelled barracks ships, self-propelled covered lighters and small harbor tugs. Larger ships were repaired at the piers where the MSTS ships were later moored.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104594
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 90k The MSTS Reserve Fleet nest at the Navy Industrial Reserve Shipyard, Everett, WA., 25 June 1957, looking east. The ships, from back to front , are;
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110),
    USNS General M. C. Meigs (T-AP-116),
    USNS General William Weigel (T-AP-119),
    USNS General R. L. Howze (T-AP-134),
    USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP-195),
    USNS Marine Adder (T-AP-193), and
    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194).
    They are in MSTS Ready Reserve status. All were moved to the Maritime Administration reserve fleets at Olympia and Astoria in 1958. During World War II this site was occupied by the Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which built net laying ships, non-self propelled barracks ships, self-propelled covered lighters and small harbor tugs. Larger ships were repaired at the piers where the MSTS ships were later moored.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104593
    Robert Hurst
    Merchant Service
    Marine Lynx 496k Ex-Marine Lynx (T-AP-194) in merchant service as SS Transcolumbia moored pierside at Bremerhaven, Germany, May 1977. Photos by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
    Marine Lynx 486k
    Marine Lynx 403k

    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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