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USS Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - November - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Haskell Class Attack Transport:
  • Laid down as a Maritime Commission type VC2-S-AP5 hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull MCV 45) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington CA.
  • Launched, 21 September 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission 27 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129), 28 November 1944, CAPT. John J. Hourihan USN (25) in command
  • During World War II USS Marvin H. McIntyre was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Nineteen, COMO. C.D. Edgar;
    TransDiv Fifty-Seven, CAPT. G.F. Galpin USN (21) and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS Marvin H. McIntyre was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    12 to 26 September 194510 to 14 January 1946
    26 October to 2 November 1945 

  • Decommissioned, 6 June 1946, at Norfolk VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 June 1946, at Lee Hall, VA. for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • USS Marvin H. McIntyre earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 7 September 1955, to South Atlantic Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement
  • Returned to the James River Reserve Fleet, 18 January 1956, by South Atlantic Steamship Co.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Metal and Alloys Corp., (PD-X-956) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet , 24 July 1973, to River Development Corp., Kearny, N.J.
    Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Speed 17.7 kts.
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 480
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 86
    Enlisted 1,475
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft
    two LCMs
    one open LCPL
    one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
    two LCPRs
    eighteen LCVPs
    one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,780 Bbls
    Diesel 970 Bbls
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465 psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 8,500 shp

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    Marvin H. McIntyre 38k

    Marvin Hunter McIntyre was born in LaGrange, Ky., 27 November 1878. Beginning his career in 1905 in journalism, he rose to city editor of The Washington Post. He left this post to become Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and to serve as a member of the committee on public information and as publicity director, U.S. Navy, 1917-21. He served as publicity representative and business manager for several of Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaigns and was appointed to the Presidential Secretariat in 1933. On 1 July 1937, he was appointed Secretary to the President and remained in that position until his death 13 December 1943, in Washington, D.C.
    Photo: Marvin H. McIntyre (right), secretary to President Roosevelt, with fellow guests, at luncheon on second anniversary of lend-lease, March 11, 1943, at the Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.
    Digital ID: fsa 8b06526 Source: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
    Bill Gonyo
    Marvin H. McIntyre 278k USS Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129), starboard view, 20 November 1944, location unknown.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-272767 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Michael Mohl
    Marvin H. McIntyre 134k USS Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 74301. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1971.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Hourihan, John Joseph USN (USNA 1925) :RADM28 November 1944 - 6 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Web Sites of Interest
    Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
    MARAD Vessel History Data Base
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