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November - Charlie - Delta - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-196
  • Laid down, 30 June 1942, at Herreshoff Boatbuilding Co., Bristol, R.I.
  • Launched,7 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-7, 19 December 1942, LTjg. William T. Conlan USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-7 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Admiralty Island landings, 11 to 18 March 1944

  • Following World War II USS APc-7 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 9 September to 29 November 1945
  • Decommissioned in May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • USS APc-7 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 24 February 1948, to Foss Tug & Launch Corp., Seattle WA.
  • Removed from the Reserve Fleet, 28 February 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown 24.02.48 Sold Foss Tug & Launch Corp., Seattle WA 25.02.48 Removed
    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-16 822k Dry Dock # 2, Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 9 April 1943, with eight ships on blocks.
    USS APc-16,
    USS APc-20,
    USS APc-6,
    USS APc-7,
    USS APc-8,
    USS APc-14,
    USS APc-18, and
    USS YAG-13,
    US Navy Yard Charleston S.C. photo # 765-43.
    Robert Hall

    There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-7 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Conlan, William Thomas, USNR12 December 1942 - September 1944
    02LTjg. Meyer, Bernard George, USNRSeptember 1944 - December 1944
    03LTjg. Dailey, Frank William, USNRDecember 1944 - 5 March 1945
    04LT. Walker, Archie C., USNR5 March 1945 - March 1946
    05LTjg. Bergman, Durwood L., USNRMarch 1946 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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