From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
Counties in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.
(IX - 34: dp. 3,640; l. 253'6"; b. 43'8"; dr. 15'6"; cpl. 37)
The first Henry County (IX-34) was built by the American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio. She commissioned at Portsmouth, Va., on 27 May 1930, Comdr. B. V. McCandlish in command.
She sailed for the West Coast on 12 July, transiting the Panama Canal on 23 July and arriving in San Diego via Corinto, Nicaragua, on 13 August. Henry County decommissioned at Mare Island, Calif., on 22 August 1930 and was loaned to the State of California that same day. She was renamed California State on 23 January 1931 and was finally transferred to the Maritime Commission on 30 June 1940.
Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)