|USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112)|
|Name:||USS Hunter Marshall|
|Namesake:||Ensign Hunter Marshall III (1917-1942), a U.S. Navy officer and Silver Star recipient|
|Builder:||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Massachusetts|
|Launched:||5 May 1945|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Hunter Marshall|
|Commissioned:||17 July 1945|
|Decommissioned:||30 May 1946|
|Reclassified:||From destroyer escort (DE-602) to high-speed transport (APD-112) while under construction|
|Struck:||1 June 1960|
|Fate:||Sold to Ecuador July 1961 for use as floating power plant|
|Notes:||Laid down as Rudderow-class destroyer escort USS Hunter Marshall (DE-602)|
|Class & type:||Crosley-class high speed transport|
|Displacement:||2,130 long tons (2,164 t) full|
|Length:||306 ft (93 m)|
|Beam:||37 ft (11 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)|
|Speed:||23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)|
• 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun|
• 6 × 40 mm guns
• 6 × 20 mm guns
• 2 × depth charge tracks
USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112), ex-DE-602, was a United States Navy high-speed transport in commission from 1945 to 1946.
Construction and commissioning
Hunter Marshall was laid down as the Rudderow-class destroyer escort USS Hunter Marshall (DE-602) by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., at Hingham, Massachusetts. She was reclassified as a Crosley-class high-speed transport and redesignated APD-112 during construction, and was launched on 5 May 1945, sponsored by Mrs. Hunter Marshall, mother of the ship's namesake, Ensign Hunter Marshall III. Hunter Marshall was commissioned on 17 July 1945 with Commander A. A. Campbell and Lt. Commander Richard Lewis Yoken in command.
Hunter Marshall got underway from Boston, Massachusetts, on 3 August 1945 to conduct shakedown training in Caribbean waters. Before she could complete this training, the surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945 ended World War II.
Hunter Marshall arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, on 5 September 1945 and remained there until 10 October 1945, when she joined other fleet units at Boston for a triumphant Navy Day Presidential Review.
After calling at Norfolk, Hunter Marshall arrived at Green Cove Springs, Florida, on 25 November 1945 for inactivation.
Decommissioning and disposal
Hunter Marshall was decommissioned at Green Cove Springs on 30 May 1946 and berthed there with the Florida Group of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. She was stricken from the Navy List on 1 June 1960 and sold to the government of Ecuador in July 1961 for use as a floating power plant.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive DE-602 / APD-112 Hunter Marshall
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