USS General Anderson (AP - 111)

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USS General Anderson (AP - 111)
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USS General A. E. Anderson (AP-111) in 1944
Name USS General A.E. Anderson
Builder Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock. Conversion to a transport by the Maryland Drydock Company
Launched 2 May 1943
Completed 25 Aug 1943
In service 5 Oct 1943
Out of service 10 Nov 1958
Fate Scrapped in Taiwan, July 1987
General characteristics
Type General John Pope style transport
Tonnage 20, 175 tons
Length 189.76m
Beam 23.01m
Depth 7.77m
Propulsion twin screw turbo -lectric transmission
Speed 21 knots
Capacity complement of 465


USS General A. E. Anderson (AP-111) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II and in the Korean War. She was first used to convey US troops to French Morocco. Several other cross Atlantic voyages followed to the UK before redeploying to the Pacific. In late 1944 she carried out a return journey from San Pedro California to Bombay via Sydney. Two journeys in 1945 were from San Franciso to Hollandia and Leyte.

In 1946 she made eight trans Atlantic voyages repatriating US troops, followed by similar voyages across the Pacific. The most famous voyage was the return of prisoners of war rescued by the Raid at Cabanatuan in the Philippines. The General A. E. Anderson departed Hollandia, New Guinea carrying 489 POWs. With the advent of the Korean War, she supported United Nations troops in Korea and Japan until she decommissioned at Oakland, California, on 10 Nov 1958. After returning to the Maritime Administration she entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, California until she was sold for scrap on 14 Nov 1986 for the sum of $1,177,200. Scrapped in Taiwan during July 1987

Soldiers carried

Townsville to Morotai 2 - 8 June 1945