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USS Montour (APA-101)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Tango. - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Bayfield Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 20 October 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 868) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.
Launched, 10 March 1944
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 5 June 1944
Placed in reduced commission, 5 June 1944, for transit to her fitting out yard at Brooklyn, N.Y., LCDR. Hans B. Olsen, USNR (APA Ferry Crew # 5), in command
Decommissioned, 9 June 1944
Fitted out as an Attack Transport at Bethlehem Steel Corp, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Commission as USS Montour (APA-101), 9 December 1944, CAPT. James H. Thach, Jr. USN in command
During World War II USS Montour was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty, COMO. H. W. Graf;
Following World War II USS Montour was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|24 September to 9 November 1945
|5 to 18 January 1946
Decommissioned, 19 April 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission. 23 April 1946, at the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Turnover to Moran Towing and Transportation Co., under a General Agency Agreement, 16 January 1947, for towing to Yonker, N.Y.
Delivered to Constable Hook Shipyard, Yonkers, N.Y., 16 January 1947 for reconversion for merchant service
Moved to Todd Shipyard, Hoboken, N.J. for drydocking, under a General Agency Agreement, 24 Dece3mber 1947, by Isthmian Steamship Co.
Sold to Isthmian Steamship Co., 5 March 1948, renamed SS Steel Rover
Final Disposition, sold, 24 July 1971, to Long Jong Industry Co. for scrapping in Taiwan
Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
Cargo Capacity 4,800 DWT
non-refrigerated 180,500 cu. ft.
two single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO - 8,510 Bbls
Diesel - 970 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Foster Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive 400Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 8,500shp
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|USS Montour (APA-101)
||USS Montour (APA-101) under way, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Milton D. Norstrom
| Merchant Service
Isthmian SS Co.
||Ex-USS Montour (APA-101) in merchant service as the Isthmian Steamship Co.'s freighter SS Steel Rover.
The original copyright was with late Alex Duncan.
US Navy photo.
USS Montour (APA-101)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||LCDR, Olsen, Hans Bernard, USNR (Ferry Crew #5)||5 June 1944 - 9 June 1944|
| ||Decommissioned||9 June 1944 - 9 December 1944|
|01||CAPT. Thach Jr., James Harmon USN (USNA 1923) :ADM||9 December 1944 - 3 August 1945|
|02||CDR. Stuart, Alexander L. USNR||3 August 1945 - 19 October 1945|
|03||CAPT. Beaumont Jr., Charles David, USN (USNA 1923)||19 October 1945 - 18 April 1946|
|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
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 31 March 2017
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