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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe,New Britain, 20 to 21 December 1943
    Hollandia operation, 26 April 1944
  • 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
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    APc-2 68k 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
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-2 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Fortune Jr., Porter L., USNR31 October 1942 - 1944
    02LTjg. Fitzgerald, Thomas George, USNR1944 - 15 January 1945
    03LTjg. Lewis, Parnell S., USNR15 January 1945 - 16 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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