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USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146)
USAT General W. F. Hase (1946 - 1950)
USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146) (1944 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Hotel - Romeo

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 clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (8) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146) was turned over the US Army after WWII, reacquired by the Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service in 1950

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 662) at Kaiser Co. Inc., Yard No.3, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 15 December 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in ferry commission as USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146), 22 April 1944
  • Completed as a Naval Transport at Kaiser Co., Vancouver, WA.
  • Placed in full commission, 6 June 1944, at Portland, OR., CDR. Walter S. Keller, USN in command
  • During World War II USS General W. F. Hase transported passengers in both the Asiatic-Pacific and Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters of Operation
  • Following World War II USS General W. F. Hase was assigned Occupation service in the Far East from 12 to 19 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, 6 June 1946, at San Francisco, CA., and simultaneously returned to the War Shipping Administration for use as a transport by the US Army Transportation Service
  • Placed in commission, 7 August 1946, as USAT General W. F. Hase
  • Reacquired by the Navy, 1 March 1950
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146)
  • During the Korean War USNS General W. F. Hase participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    6 to 7 September 1950
    Second Korean Winter
    13 to 14 January 1952
    28 February to 1 March 1952
    12 to 13 April 1952
    Communist China Aggression
    8 to 12 November 1950
    24 December 1950 to 9 January 1951
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    30 to 31 May 1952
    26 to 27 July 1952
    2 to 3 September 1952
    16 to 17 October 1952
    First UN Counter Offensive
    24 to 25 March 1951
    Third Korean Winter
    3 to 5 December 1952
    24 to 25 January 1953
    12 to 13 March 1953
    30 April 1953
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    4 to 10 March 1951
    Koran Summer-Fall 1953
    1to 2 May 1953
    18 to 19 June 1953

  • Placed out of service at San Diego, CA. in July 1954
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USNS General W. F. Hase earned eight battle stars for Korean War service
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 8 January 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Merchant Service
    Title transferred to Hudson Waterways Corp., 16 July 1968 (MARAD Exchange program)
    Delivered to Hudson Waterways Corp., 30 July 1968
    Sold to Seatrain Corp., renamed SS Transidaho in November 1969
    Sold to Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Authority, 14 October 1974
    Renamed SS Carolina, 1 March 1975
    Sold to Point Vigilance Corp., 10 July 1981, renamed SS Point Manatee
    Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 October 1984, to Goldwiles Texas Inc. for scrapping in Taiwan

    Navy Displacement 9,950 t.(lt) 17,250 t.(fl)
    Army Registered Net Tonnage 10,400 t.
    Length 522' 10"
    Beam 71' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts (trial)
    Cruising Range 13,500 miles
    Navy Complement
    Officers 32
    Enlisted 445
    Army Complement
    Officers and Enlisted 160
    Navy Troop Accommodations
    Officers 228 Enlisted 5,858
    Army Troop Accommodations
    Officers 228 Enlisted 2,857
    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)
    fifteen twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Navy Standard Fuel Oil (NSFO) 13,300 Bbls
    Diesel Oil, 5,500 Gals
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three 400KW 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 9,000shp

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    USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146)
    General W F Hase 104k

    William Frederick Hase, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 31 August 1874, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant 9 July 1898, serving with the Coast Artillery Corps in Virginia, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, California, and Washington, D.C. During World War I he served with the American Expeditionary Force in France as Commanding Officer, 45th Regiment; Acting Chief of Staff, Headquarters G-1 and G-3; and Assistant G-4 Services of Supply, to July 1919. Following his return to the United States, General Hase was on duty in Kansas, Washington D.C., Hawaii, California, and the Philippines, serving as Chief of Coast Artillery until his death in Washington, D.C., on 25 January 1935. For his services in World War I, General Hase received the Distinguished Service Medal. General Hase was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors
    Bill Gonyo
    General W F Hase 136k USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146), date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    USAT General W. F. Hase
    General W F Hase
    421k Photo taken from the Golden Gate Bridge circa 1946 as USAT General W. F. Hase enters San Francisco Bay. Darryl Baker
    USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146)
    General W F Hase 70k USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146), circa 1951.
    Comments on back of photo "This is the ship we're going to Japan on. The Woodford was canceled so we are going on the Hase. We are leaving San Francisco at 1 p.m. today, August 16, 1951. I am riding on the Yerba Buena (U.S. Army Harbor Ferry) while I am writing this."
    Tom Kermen, courtesy of Leroy Treon (MSgt US Army - Korean War 1951-1953)
    General W F Hase 67k USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146) underway, circa 1960, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Merchant Service Seatrain Corp.
    General W F Hase 453k Ex-USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146) in merchant service as the Seatrain Lines SS Transidaho at Bremerhaven, Germany, August 1970. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    General W F Hase 379k
    Adm W M Callaghan
    169k GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan (AKR-1001), right, moored bow to bow with the Seatrain Containership SS Transidaho [ex USNS General W. F. Hase (T-AP-146)] while working cargo at Bremerhaven, Germany in 1970.
    Newspaper photo
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146) /USNS General W.F. Hase (T-AP-146)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Keller, Walter Smith, USN (USNA 1921B)6 June 1944 - July 1945
    02CDR. Kelly, M. L.16 July 1945 - 6 June 1946
    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
    Souvenir Edition "Hase Log" November 1947 - Yokohama to San Francisco

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