After 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
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.