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USS APc-1


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Alpha - Bravo
NCAB
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-164
  • Laid down, 18 May 1942, at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.
  • Launched, 9 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-1, 1 October 1942, LTjg. Francis E Shine Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-1 was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations
  • Decommissioned, 19 February 1846 at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration in 1947 for disposal
  • Sold, 10 June 1947 to Fulton Construction Co., Houston, TX.
  • Acquired, date unknown, by the Pure oil Co., Port Arthur, TX. for use as an oil exploration vessel, named MV Comer Plummer
  • Acquired in 1963 by Tideland Specialty Co., Inc., Houston, TX., renamed MC Sea Contractor
  • Final Disposition, foundered and sank, 6 February 1965 in the Gulf of Mexico
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Complement
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one National Supply Corp. MML-6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 300shp

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    APc-1 123k Drawing of USS APc-1 in camouflage measure 31, design 20-L prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for small coastal transports of the APc-1 class. This plan, approved by CAPT. Torvald A. Solberg, USN, is dated 16 August 1944. It shows the ship's starboard side, stern and superstructure ends.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-177469 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    APc-1 131k Drawing of USS APc-1 in camouflage measure 31, design 20-L prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for small coastal transports of the APc-1 class. This plan, approved by CAPT. Torvald A. Solberg, USN, is dated 16 August 1944. It shows the ship's port side.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-177470 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    APc-1 35k APc-1, acceptance trial. Photo of a photo on display at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. Haffenreffer, Carl W. "APc1 [Herreshoff #425p]." Photograph, September 21, 1942.
    Published in: Jones, Gregory O. Herreshoff Sailboats. St. Paul, Minn., 2004, p. 139. Collection: Herreshoff Marine Museum Collection. Copyright: Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island,www.herreshoff.org. Used with permission. Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné
    Neal Ash for his grandfather Stanley Ash, Boatswain Mate USS APc-1
    APc-1 68k APc-1 crew list, 31 January 1945 Ash Family Trust 2017 - Neal Ash for his grandfather Stanley Ash, Boatswain Mate USS APc-1
    APc-1 92k USS APc-1, USS APc-3, USS APc-22, USS APc-5, USS APc-20 nested together in an anchorage in the Solomon Islands, 1944. Ash Family Trust 2017 - Neal Ash for his grandfather Stanley Ash, Boatswain Mate USS APc-1
    APc-1 68k APc-1 crew photos. Ash Family Trust 2017 - Neal Ash for his grandfather Stanley Ash, Boatswain Mate USS APc-1
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    APc-1 79k
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    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-1 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Shine Jr., Francis E., USNR1 October 1942 - June 1944
    02LTjg. Arensberg, Walter E., USNRJune 1944 - November 1944
    03LTjg. Briere, Robert G., USNRNovember 1944 - June 1945
    04LTjg. Kennedy, Michael James, USNRJune 1945 - November 1945
    05LTjg. Barlow, Richard W., USNRNovember 1945 - 19 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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