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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 1942, 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
  • Merchant Service
    Transferred, 31 July 1964, to Bethlehem Steel Corp./Calmar Navigation Co. (Exchange Program), Baltimore, MD. for SS Massmar
    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"
    Speed 16.5kts.
    Officers 49
    Enlisted 451
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 230
    Enlisted 3,300
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    General H L Scott 141k

    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
    Bill Gonyo
    General H L Scott 214k 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
    Robert Hurst
    General H L Scott 535k 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. Jarold Hoelting
    General H L Scott 85k USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec

    USS General H. L. Scott (AP-136)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Trebes Jr., John, USCG3 April 1944 - 1944
    02CDR. Higbee, Frank David, USCG1944 - July 1945
    03CDR. Winbeck, Allen, USCG :RADMJuly 1945 - 29 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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