GENERAL H W BUTNER T-AP 113

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
    General John Pope Class Transport
    Keel Laid as a Maritime Commission type (P2-S2-R2) hull
    Launched September 19 1943
    Acquired by U.S. Navy December 5 1943

  1. '''USS GENERAL HENRY W. BUTNER AP-113'''
    Placed in Ferry Commission December 5 1943
    Commissioned January 11 1944

  2. '''USNS GENERAL HENRY W. BUTNER T-AP-113'''
    Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) October 1949
    Decommissioned January 28 1960

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1961
    Sold for commercial service

  3. '''SITKA'''
    Sold November 17 1976 to Luria Brothers & Co. Inc
    Scrapped in Taiwan 1977

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1947-55)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text
Date From
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Locy Type
2
1952-01-07
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Locy Type
2
1952-06-23
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Locy Type
2(n)
1947-09-25
Minkus cachet
 
Locy Type
9efu
1947-03-12
Note:
 
Locy Type
9ef(nu)
1955-02-22
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Other Information

GENERAL HENRY W. BUTNER received the following awards during her Naval career: China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

'''NAMESAKE''' - Henry W. Butner (April 6 1875 - March 13 1937)
Butner graduated from the Military Academy in 1898. He served in various capacities at posts at home and abroad until 1918 when he sailed for France with the A.E.F. During his service on the Western front, Butner took part in operations at St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. Returning to the United States, he commanded Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Okla., 1920-23; commanded a detachment of the Philippine Scouts; and served in various capacities until appointed Commanding General, Panama Canal Department, in 1936. Major General Butner died March 13 1937 in Washington, D.C.

 


 

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