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USNS General W. G. Haan (T-AP-158)
USAT General W. G. Haan (1946 - 1950)
USS General W. G. Haan (AP-158) (1945 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Oscar - India
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
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia or Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

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 715) at Kaiser Co. Inc., Yard No. 3, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 20 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS General W. G. Haan (AP-158), 2 August 1945, CDR. Almerian R. Bolileau USN (26) in command
  • During World War II USS General W. G. Haan was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS General W. G. Haan was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 to 29 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 7 June 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration for further transfer to the Army Transportation Service, 7 June 1946
  • Commissioned USAT General W. G. Haan
  • Reacquired the Navy, 1 March 1950, and placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS General W. G. Haan (T-AP-158)
  • USNS W. G. Haan was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    29 November to 2 December 1953
    2 January to 5 February 1954
    2 to 4 August 1954
    23 to 26 October 1954
    5 to 7 December 1954
    28 to 31 January 1955

  • Placed in Reduced Operational Status in March 1955 at New York
  • Returned to Fully Operational Status December in 1956
  • Placed in Reduced Operational Status, 7 January 1957, subsequently laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register,date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 20 October 1968
  • Merchant Service
    Title transfer to Hudson Waterway Corp. (MARAD Exchange), November 1969, renamed SS Transoregon
    Sold to Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Authority, 14 October 1974
    Renamed SS Mayaquez, 4 March 1975 (not involved in Mayaquez Incident)
    Sold to Merchant Terminal Corp, 20 September 1982, renamed SS Anco Trader
    Sold to Steamco Co., June 1985
    Sold to Crestwood Corp, 19 November 1985, renamed SS Trader
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 October 1986, to a Taiwan scrapper
    Displacement 9,950 t(lt) 17,250 t.(fl)
    Length 522' 10"
    Beam 71' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts (trial)
    Officers 32
    Enlisted 324
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 228 Enlisted 3,595
    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 - NSFO 13,300 Bbls
    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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    USAT General W. G. Haan
    General W G Haan 93k

    William George Haan, born at Crown Point, Ind., 4 October 1863, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1889. Commissioned Second Lieutenant of Artillery, he served at various posts until 1898 when he fought in the Philippines against the insurrectionists. Returning to the United States in 1901, Haan commanded artillery units and performed staff work until the American entry into World War I. During the war he commanded the 32d Division in France; and, after the Armistice, he headed the VII Corps on occupation duty in Germany. General Haan received the Distinguished Service Medal for World War I service; and, upon his return to the United States, he served on the General Staff in Washington until his retirement in 1922. Major General Haan died in Washington, D.C., 26 October 1924.
    Digital ID: ggbain 29145 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Bill Gonyo
    General W G Haan 46k USAT General W. G. Haan, under way, date and location unknown. Bill Valashinas
    General W G Haan 323k USAT General W. G. Haan, under way, date and location unknown. J. Orawczyk
    General W G Haan 53k USAT General W. G. Haan arriving at Fort Mason, San Francisco with returning Army veterans, circa late 1940s. Tommy Trampp
    General W G Haan 70k
    General W G Haan 75k
    General W G Haan 172k USAT General W. G. Haan moored pierside, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    General W G Haan 191k Imperial Domain of the Golden Dragon certificate (crossing of the 180th meridian) issued by USAT General W. G. Haan to a passenger in 1946. Tommy Trampp
    General W G Haan
    378k USAT General W. G. Haan departing San Francisco Bay circa 1950. Kirby Cove is in the mid-upper portion of the photo which is west of the Golden Gate Bridge, circa January-March 1950. Darryl Baker
    USNS General W. G. Haan (T-AP-158)
    General W G Haan 182k USNS General W. G. Haan (T-AP-158) under way, date and location unknown. William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
    President, MSC Retiree Association
    General W G Haan 276k USNS General W. G. Haan (T-AP-158) merchant seaman crew members, names unknown, date and location unknown. Jason Otremba
    Merchant Service Seatrain Corp.
    General W G Haan 348k SS Transoregon working cargo at Bremerhaven, Germany, August 1970. Photos by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    General W G Haan 288k

    USS / USNS General W. G. Haan (AP-158 / T-AP-158)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Bolileau, Almerian Robinson USN (USNA 1926)2 August 1945 - 7 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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