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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-167
  • Laid down, 6 June 1942, at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.
  • Launched, 9 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-4, 19 November 1942, ENS. Edwin R. Edwards USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-4 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4 to 22 September 1943
    Hollandia operation, 22 May to 1 June 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 15 to 16 December 1943
  • Decommissioned, 6 May 1946, at Subic Bay Republic of the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
  • USS APc-4 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 31 May 1947, to South Korea
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    APc-4 47k Aerial port view of USS APc-4 under way, 27 June, 1943. The ship is armed with four single 20mm Oerlikon gun mounts.
    Australian War Museum, Photo No. 302546
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-4 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Edwards, Edwin R., USNR19 November 1942 - August 1944
    02LT. Cravens, John Fain, USNRAugust 1944 - December 1944
    03LT. Kallenberger, Clinton H., USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    04LT. Lynner, Darwin T., USNRMarch 1945 - December 1945
    05LTjg. Peterson II, Roya E., USNRDecember 1945 March 1946
    06LTjg. Gardner Jr., Carey C., USNRMarch 1946 6 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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