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USS APc-13

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-174
  • Laid down, 14 April 1942, at Henry G. Marr Boatbuilding Co., Damariscotta, ME.
  • Launched, 8 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-13, 7 December 1942, LTjg. Ogden, Knapp USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-13 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
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 3 to 5 February 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945

  • Decommissioned, 19 February 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • USS APc-13 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 18 May 1948, to Raymond G. Turner, San Diego, CA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    single Snow & Knobstedt Main Reduction Gears
    single Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 400shp
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    Size Image Description Contributed
    APc-16 55k USS APc-13 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Brandon Cooper for his grandfather Roy Dale Cooper Sr. MoMM/2c USS APc-13
    APc-16 44k

    There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-13 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Knapp, Ogden, USNR7 December 1942 - 25 September 1944
    02LTjg. MacDougall, William R., USNR25 September 1944 - 15 January 1945
    03LTjg. Franatis, Richard A., USNR15 January 1945 - 6 December 1945
    04LTjg. Tinker, Donald H., USNR6 December 1945 - 19 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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