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USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Bravo - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
General G. O. Squier Class Transport
Laid down, 20 December 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 659) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Inc., Yard 3, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 19 September 1943
Delivered, 6 March 1944, to the War Shipping Administration and turned over to the Maritime Commission for transfer to the US Navy
Fitted out as a Naval Transport at Matson Navigation Co., San Francisco, CA.
Commissioned USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136), 3 April 1944, at San Francisco, CA., CAPT. John Trebes USCG in command
During World War II USS General H. L. Scott transported passengers in both the Asiatic-Pacific and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters
Decommissioned, 29 March 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 3 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA,
Assigned to Olympic Steamship Co under a General Agency Agreement (MARAD Repair Program) from 22 June 1955 to 31 August 1955
Transferred, 31 July 1964, to Bethlehem Steel Corp./Calmar Navigation Co. (Exchange Program), Baltimore, MD. for
Converted to a general cargo ship, July 1964 to May 1965, renamed SS Yorkmar
Transferred to Hou Yung Steamship Co., 10 December 1973, reflagged Panamanian
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974
Displacement 9,950 t.(lt) 17,250 t.(fl)
Length 522' 10"
Beam 71' 6"
Draft 26' 6"
Cargo Capacity 1,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 79,000 Cu ft.
four single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 1.1" gun mounts (replaced by two twin 40mm AA gun mounts)
sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 13,300 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double Falk Main Reduction Gear
three 400Kw 240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
single propeller, 9,000shp
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Hugh Lenox Scott was born at Danville, Ky., 22 September 1853 and graduated from the Military Academy in 1876. He served with the cavalry at various western outposts, chiefly in Oklahoma and the Dakotas, and participated in the Indian campaigns until 1891. In 1897 he was a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution on Indian languages. After serving in various administrative posts in Cuba and the Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, 1898 to 1906, Scott was promoted to Colonel and assumed duty as Superintendent of the Military Academy. Relieved in 1910, Scott made vital contributions as a mediator and a diplomat in Indian disputes. As Brigadier General, he served on the Mexican border 1913 to 1914 and helped resolve border difficulties with Mexico. Becoming Chief of Staff of the Army in November 1914, he laid the groundwork for American participation in World War I. General Scott was a member of the Commission to Russia in 1917 and served on the Western Front with British and French divisions. Retiring from the Army in 1919, Major General Scott died 30 April 1934 at Princeton, N.J.
Digital ID: ggbain 28086 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
||USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Coast Guard photo from the collections of the US Coast Guard Historian's Office
||Certificate authenticating the crossing of the Equator and International Date Line on the same day issued to Jarold Hudson Hoelting aboard USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136), 28 August 1944.
||USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Trebes Jr., John, USCG||3 April 1944 - 1944|
|02||CDR. Higbee, Frank David, USCG||1944 - July 1945|
|03||CDR. Winbeck, Allen, USCG :RADM||July 1945 - 29 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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