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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Charlie - Sierra
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-168
  • Laid down, 10 June 1942, at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.
  • Launched, 1 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-5, 1 December 1942, LTjg. Hillary, Holihan Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-5 was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations
  • Decommissioned, 28 January 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Acquired in 1947 by Gilbert A. Hunter, Eureka, CA, for use as a whaling vessel, named MV Dennis Gayle, ( International Radio Call Sign: KPEK (Kilo - Papa - Echo - Kilo) )
  • Acquired in 1964 by Hunters Offshore Enterprises, Inc., Empire, OR.
  • Acquired in 2007 by Stanwood A. Murphy, Jr.. Fortuna, CA. for use a a yacht
  • Acquired in 2009 by Matthew Maurice of San Diego
  • 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-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

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-5 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Holihan Jr., Hillary, USNR1 December 1942 - March 1943
    02LTjg. Fike Jr., Glenn S., USNRMarch 1943 - September 1944
    03LTjg. Benjamin Jr., Francis S., USNRSeptember 1944 - December 1944
    04LTjg. Allen, Ralph William, USNRDecember 1944 - June 1945
    05LTjg. Dempster, Richard Allen, USNRJune 1945 - December 1945
    06LTjg. Taylor III. Robert N., USNRDecember 1945 - 28 January 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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