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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-198
Laid down, 23 July 1942, at Herreshoff Boatbuilding Co., Bristol, R.I.
Launched, 10 November 1942
Commissioned USS APc-9, 30 March 1943, LTjg. William V. French USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-9 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 15 to 16 December 1943
|Hollandia operation, 13 May 1944
Decommissioned, 1 June 1946, at Naval Station Long Beach, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
USS APc-9 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
Sold, 15 march 1947, to Foss Tug and Launch Co., Seattle, WA.
Removed from the Reserve Fleet, 18 March 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
Length 103' 3"
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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||USS APc-9 returning to San Francisco Bay from the Western Pacific in late 1945 or early 1946. Late wartime or early postwar
modifications include the removal of her armament and the addition of portholes in the deckhouse.
US Navy photo # 81031, from the collections of the US Naval
History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-9 available at Navsource.
|01||LTjg. French, William Vo., USNR||30 March 1943 - December 1944|
|02||LTjg. Hahn, Kenneth Francis, USNR||December 1944 - March 1945|
|03||ENS. McNaughton, John J., USNR||March 1945 - 1 June 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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