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USS Montour (APA-101)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Tango. - Whiskey
NZTW
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;
    TransDiv Fifty-Eight;
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,873 t. (lt) 14,837 t (fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 39
    Enlisted 501
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 92
    Enlisted 1,423
    Staff Accommodations
    Officers 43
    Enlisted 108
    Cargo Capacity 4,800 DWT
    non-refrigerated 180,500 cu. ft.
    Boats
    two LCMs
    twelve LCVPs
    three LCPUs
    Armament
    two single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO - 8,510 Bbls
    Diesel - 970 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    Montour 92k USS Montour (APA-101) underway, date and place unknown.
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    Milton D. Norstrom

    USS Montour (APA-101)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Thach Jr., James Harmon USN (23)9 December 1944 - 3 August 1945
    02CDR. Stuart, Alexander L. USNR3 August 1945 - 19 October 1945
    03CAPT. Beaumont Jr., Charles David19 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
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    Last Updated 21 February 2014