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USNS General M. B. Stewart (T-AP-140)
USAT General M. B. Stewart (1946 - 1950)
USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) (1945 - 1946)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe, Africa, Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) transferred to the US Army following WWII, reacquired by US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service
General G. O. Squier Class Transport:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 707) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp., Yard No. 3, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 15 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140), 3 March 1945, at San Francisco, CA., CAPT. Minor C. Heine in command
  • During World War II USS General M. B. Stewart transported passengers in both the Asiatic-Pacific and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters of Operation
  • Following World War II USS General M. B. Stewart was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 to 22 March 1945
  • Decommissioned, 24 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for use by the US Army Transportation Service
  • Commissioned, USAT General M. B. Stewart
  • Re-acquired by the US Navy, 1 March 1950
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS), and placed in service as a USNS General M. B. Stewart (T-AP-140)
  • While assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service USNS General M. B. Stewart was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    26 to 28 April 1951
    18 to 21 September 1951
    21 to 23 October 1951
    15 to November 1951
    18 to 20 December 1951
    15 to 17 January 1952
    10 to 12 February 1952
    10 to 12 March 1952
    8 to 11 April 1952
    25 to 27 October 1952
    3 to 7 December 1952
    2 to 4 January 1953
    3 to 5 February 1953
    8 to 11 August 1953
    10 to 12 December 1953
    15 to 17 January 1954
    24 to 25 July 1954
    15 to 16 February 1955
    15 to 19 to 21 March 1955
    17 to 19 April 1955

  • Placed in reduced status, 29 April 1955
  • Placed out of service, 21 May 1958, and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River, N.Y.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Merchant Service
    Sold in 1967 for commercial service, rebuilt as a cargo ship and renamed SS Albany entering service in 1968
    In 1974 Albany was converted to a drilling barge and renamed SS Mission Viking
    Final Disposition, broken up in July 1987

    Displacement 9,950 t.(lt) 17,250 t.(fl)
    Length 522' 10"
    Beam 71' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 16.5kts.
    Officers 34
    Enlisted 391
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 229
    Enlisted 3,114
    Cargo Capacity 1,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 70,000 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 Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three 400Kw 240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
    single propeller, 9,000shp

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    USS General M.B. Stewart (AP-140)
    General M. B. Stewart 55k
    Merch Bradt Stewart (June 24, 1875 – July 3, 1934), often called M. B. Stewart was a writer, educator, and career United States Army officer who became superintendent of the United States Military Academy. Stewart authored several U.S. Army manuals, penned a popular narrative of his considerable experiences as second lieutenant in the Spanish–American War, and in the years preceding World War I wrote essays informing the public on issues of physical and military education
    "The 88th Division in the World War of 1914-1918". 1919. Page 20"
    Tommy Trampp
    General M. B. Stewart 80k USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) underway, date and location unknown. Malcolm L Grounds MM3, USS General M. B. Stewart, 1945-46.
    General M. B. Stewart 32k USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII web site
    USAT General M.B. Stewart
    General M.B> Stewart 64k USAT General M.B. Stewart departing Bremerhaven, late-1940s-early-50s. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS General M.B. Stewart (T-AP-140)
    General M.B> Stewart 73k USNS General M.B. Stewart (T-AP-140) departing Bremerhaven, early-1950s. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    General M. B. Stewart 90k Troops of the Army's 43rd Infantry Division prepare to embark in USNS General M. B. Stewart (T-AP-140) for overseas duty, at Hampton Roads, VA., 10 October 1951. At right, Red Cross workers are passing out doughnuts and coffee to the men.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-433593, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    General M.B> Stewart 48k USNS General M.B. Stewart (T-AP-140) underway, circa 1952, location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS General M B Stewart (AP-140) / USNS General M B Stewart (T-AP-140)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Heine, Minor Charles3 March 1945 - 24 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    MARAD Vessel History Database

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