USS Marvin H McIntyre  

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Marvin H. McIntyre

Marvin Hunter McIntyre was born in LaGrange, Ky., 27 November 1878. Beginning his career in 1905 in journalism, he rose to city editor of The Washington Post. He left this post to become Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and to serve as a member of the committee oil public information and as publicity director, U.S. Navy, 1917-21. He served as publicity representative and business manager for several of Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaigns and was appointed to the Presidential Secretariat in 1933. On 1 July 1937, he was appointed Secretary to the President and remained In that position until his death 13 December 1943, in Washington, D.C.

(APA-129: dp. 10,680; 1. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 17.1 k.; cpl. 536; a. 1 5"; 12 40mm.; cl. Haskell)

Marvin H. McIntyre (APA-129), built under Maritime Commission contract (M.C.V. hull No. 45), was launched by the California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Calif., 21 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. F. H. Warren, daughter of Marvin H. McIntyre; acquired by the Navy on loan charter 27 November 1944; and commissioned 28 November 1944, Capt. John J. Hourihan in command.

After shakedown, Marvin H. McIntyre stood out of Los Angeles Harbor, 18 January 1945, on her first war mission. She arrived at her destination, Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, 4 February and commenced intensive amphibious training operations in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa. Departing the Solomons 15 March, 'McIntyre steamed in convoy for the advanced staging area at Ulithi. There she rendezvoused with her task unit and sailed for the Ryukyus 27 'March. At Okinawa on 1 April, she discharged passengers and cargo for the initial attack. The attack transport remained off Okinawa until 5 April, when she retired to the Marianas with wounded marines as passengers. She arrived at Saipan oil the 9th, debarked the casualties, and got underway against the next day for Pearl Harbor.

McIntyre reached Pearl Harbor 19 April, remaining for 2 weeks before continuing on to San Francisco. At San Francisco she embarked Army Air Corps men and equipment for passage to the Philippines and sailed on 18 May. She entered Manila Bay 14 June, debarked the troops, and then steamed for Leyte, discharging cargo at Tacloban oil the 19th. The ship then headed for New Guinea. Arriving Milne Bay, 30 June, she embarked medical supplies and a hospital detachment and got underway for Manila Next ordered to Ulithi, the transport took oil veteran Army Air Corps troops for return to the United States. Mclntyrc entered the harbor at San Pedro, Calif., 2 August.

The cessation of hostilities brought no immediate change 'in McIntyre's operations. Proceeding to Guam 21 August, she continued to transport troops and cargo to and among the islands of the western and central Pacific for the next 2 months. Oil 30 October, she reported, at Nagasaki, for "'Magic Carpet" duty, returning men, to the United States, arriving Seattle 21 November. The following month she returned to the western Pacific, arriving at Samar, Philippine Islands, 10 January 1946. She remained in Philippine waters until mid-February. Oil 11 February, she departed Manila, called at Subic to embark passengers and then proceeded oil to the west coast. Arriving San Francisco, 3 March, she debarked her passengers and prepared to get underway for Norfolk.

McIntyre entered Hampton Roads 13 April, decommissioned there 6 June 1946, and returned to the 'Maritime Commission on the 12th. Her name was struck from the Navy list on the l9th.

Marvin H. McIntyre received one battle star for World War 11 service.