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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:
|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 1945||10 to 14 January 1948
|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Withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet, 7 September 1955, to South Atlantic Steamship Co. (Repair Program) General Agency Agreement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Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 April 1973, to Union Metal and Alloys Corp., (PD-X-956) for $111,560.00, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet ,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)
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
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
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 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
||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.
||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)
|01||CAPT. Hourihan, John Joseph USN (USNA 1925) :RADM||28 November 1944 - 6 June 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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