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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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"
    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 86k 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
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-9 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. French, William Vo., USNR30 March 1943 - December 1944
    02LTjg. Hahn, Kenneth Francis, USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    03ENS. McNaughton, John J., USNRMarch 1945 - 1 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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