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USS Hendry (APA-118)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Papa - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Okinawa - retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Amphibious Attack Transport:
Laid down in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV-26) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 24 June 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 29 September 1944
Commissioned USS Hendry (APA-118), 29 September 1944, CAPT. Ratcliffe C. Welles USN in command
During World War II USS Hendry was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fifteen, CAPT. W. S. Popham USN (14)
TransDiv Forty-Three and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 25 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 11 April 1945
Following World War II USS Hendry was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 27 to 30 October 1945
Decommissioned, 21 February 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 March 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
Withdrawn from the James River Reseve Fleet, 4 April 1955, to South Atlantic Steamship Co., (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 29 June 1955, from South Atlantic Steamship Co.
USS Hendry earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973 (PD-X-956 dated 9 April 1973), for $111,560, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., withdrawn, 22 June 1973
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t (fl)
Draft 24' (lim)
Speed 17.7 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Hendry (APA-118) in San Francisco Bay, probably in late 1945 returning troops from the Western Pacific to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet."
US Navy photo # NH 98728 donated to the US Naval Historical Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Hendry (APA-118)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Welles, Ratcliffe Chapman, USN||29 September 1944 - 22 August 1945|
|02||CAPT. Schleif, Edward Llewellan, USN (USNA 1925)||22 August 1945 - 21 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 7 April 2017
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