Broadwater APA-139 - History


Broadwater is a county in Montana.

(APA-139: dp. 6873; 1. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 17.7 k.
cpl. 536; a. 15"; cl. Haskell)

Broadwater (APA-139) was launched 5 November 1944 by California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Calif.,

under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. A. E. Florer; acquired I January 1945; and commissioned 2 January 1945, Captain G. G. Herring, Jr., in command.

Broadwater transported troops and cargo in the Marshalls and Philippines from 2 March 1945 until 4 October 1945. Arriving at Tokyo Bay, Japan, 13 October 1945, she operated in Japanese waters as a unit of the naval occupation force until returning to San Diego 11 November 1945.

Broadwater was decommissioned 28 February 1946 and returned to the Maritime Commission I March 1946.