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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Echo - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-197
  • Laid down, 8 July 1942, at Herreshoff Boatbuilding Co., Bristol, R.I.
  • Launched, 4 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-8, 3 April 1943, LT. Leo E. Hansen, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1946, at Naval Station Long Beach, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 October 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 19 February 1948, to Foss Tug and Launch Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Removed from the Reserve Fleet, 24 February 1948
  • 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-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-8 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hansen, Leo E., USNR3 April 1943 - 3 November 1943
    02ENS. Keller, Carl C., (temporary) USNR/b>3 November 1943 - 6 November 1943
    03LTjg. Wells, Archer G., USNR/b>6 November 1943 - 18 November 1943
    04LTjg. Keller, Carl C., USNR/b>18 November 1943 - January 1944
    05LT. Hansen, Leo E., LT USNR/b>January 1944 - July 1944
    06LTjg. Gleaves, Leonard L., USNR/b>July 1944 - December 1944
    07LTjg. Johnson, Anard H., USNR/b>December 1944 - March 1945
    08LTjg. Kohlenberg, Norman, USNR/b>March 1945 - May 1945
    09ENS. O'Hara Jr., James W., USNR/b>May 1945 - September 1945
    10LT. Traxler, J. Douglas, USNR/b>September 1945 - November 1945
    11ENS. Anderson, Paul W., USNR/b>November 1945 - July 1946
    12ENS. Pare, A. D., USNR/b>July 1946 - 31 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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