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USS Botetourt (APA-136)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Oscar - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Haskell Class Attack Transport
Laid down, 22 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 52), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 19 October 1944
Commissioned USS Botetourt (APA-136), 31 January 1945, CDR. William A. Barr, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Botetourt was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Five (flagship), CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18)
Following World War II USS Botetourt was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 to 26 September 1945
|5 to 11 October 1945
Decommissioned, 5 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Laid up in the Norfolk Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 23 September 1950, CAPT. Robert R. Moore in command
USS Botetourt was assigned to Occupation service in Europe from 26 June to 20 September 1951
Decommissioned, 27 April 1956, at Philadelphia, PA., and laid up in the Philadelphia Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Transferred, 12 December 1960, to the Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1961
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 August 1974, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y, (PD-X-572 dated 10 july 1974) for $288,166.00, withdrawn from the
James River Reserve Fleet, 10 October 1974, delivered 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 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 Joshua-Hendy geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465 psi 750°
double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 8,500 shp
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||USS Botetourt (APA-136) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Stanley C. Svec
USS Botetourt (APA-136)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Barr, William A., USN||31 January 1945 - 1945|
|02||CDR. Banister, Harold Robert USNR||10 April 1946 - 5 June 1946|
| ||Decommissioned|| 5 June 1946 - 23 September 1950|
|03||CAPT. Moore, Robert Rouse, USN (USNA 1926)||23 September 1950 - October 1951|
|04||CAPT. Reed, Allan Lorentz, USN (USNA 1933) :RADM||October 1951 - September 1952|
|06||CAPT. Tyree Jr., John Augustine,USN (USNA 1933) :VADM||June 1954 - June 1955|
|07||CAPT. Grady, James Bizzell, USN (USNA 1933)||June 1955 - 24 April 1956|
|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 Database
Last Updated 7 April 2017
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