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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, 9 June 1944
Placed in reduced commission, 9 June 1944, for transit to her fitting out yard at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fitted out as an Attack Transport at Bethlehem Steel Corp, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Placed in full commission as USS Montour (APA-101), 9 December 1944, CAPT. James H. Thach, Jr. USN (23) 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
Sold to Isthmian Steamship Co., 5 March 1948, renamed SS Steel Rover
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 July 1977 to Long Jong Industry Co. 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) underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Milton D. Norstrom
USS Montour (APA-101)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Thach Jr., James Harmon USN (23)||9 December 1944 - 3 August 1945|
|02||CDR. Stuart, Alexander L. USNR||3 August 1945 - 19 October 1945|
|03||CAPT. Beaumont Jr., Charles David||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 21 February 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|