a career of exemplary service, the “Happy Hank” was decommissioned 14 February
1968 and placed in reserve. She was ultimately disposed of in October 1979 by the
Maritime Administration (MARAD), US Department of Transportation.
HENRICO earned a total of sixteen battle stars — three for World War II
service, nine for Korean War service and four for Vietnam. She won a Navy Unit
Commendation in Korea.2
A Lasting Tribute
In November 2004, Henrico County’s Public Relations & Media Services
Department produced a captivating one-hour video entitled, Attack
Transport: Remembering the USS HENRICO. The program features commentary by
crew members, photos and combat footage of this historic vessel that bears our
county’s name. For more information on this very special tribute to the ship
and the men who served her,please contact our Public
Relations & Media Services Department.
The three views of the USS HENRICO on these web pages are dated from the
World War II, Korea – Cold War (1950’s) and Vietnam (1960’s) eras. The photos
were obtained through the US
Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland photo collection.