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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-165
Laid down, 12 May 1942, at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.
Launched, 8 August 1942
Commissioned USS APc-2, 31 October 1942, LTjg. Porter L. Fortune Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-2 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
USS APc-2 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947 for disposal
Sold, 7 April 1947, by George Danches, St. Louis, MO. for use as a fishing boat, FV Dansco
Final Disposition, fate unknown, out of documentation in 1967
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe,New Britain, 20 to 21 December 1943
|Hollandia operation, 26 April 1944
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
Length 103' 3"
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 145 Bbls
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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||Aerial port view of USS APc-2 under way, 27 June, 1943. Well armed for her size, she carries four 20mm Oerlikon gun mounts.
Australian War Museum, Photo No. 302545
There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-2 at NavSource
|01||LTjg. Fortune Jr., Porter L., USNR||31 October 1942 - 1944|
|02||LTjg. Fitzgerald, Thomas George, USNR||1944 - 15 January 1945|
|03||LTjg. Lewis, Parnell S., USNR||15 January 1945 - 16 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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