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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-175
Laid down, 28 April 1942, at Henry G. Marr Boatbuilding Co., Damariscotta, ME.
Launched, 7 September 1942
Commissioned USS APc-14, 28 January 1943, ENS Billie H. Fowlkes USNR in command
Decommissioned, 19 March 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
Sold in 1947 to the Petersburg Cooperative Trading Co., Ketchikan, AK for use as a fishing boat, FV Northland
Acquired in 1949 by McKinley Distributors, Inc. of Seattle, WA. for use as a fishing boat
Acquired in 1950 by the Farwest Wrangell Co., Inc.. Seattle, WA. for use as a fishing boat
Acquired in 1958 by Whitney and Co., Seattle, WA. for use as a fishing boat
Acquired in 1960 by Murray Suthergreen, Seattle, WA. for use as a fishing boat
Acquired in 1966 by Lloyd N. Whaley, Menshikot Fisheries, Ketchikan, AK.
Final Disposition, foundered 8 May 1966 of Baranof Island, AK.
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
Length 103' 3"
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 145 Bbls
one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
single Snow & Knobstedt Main Reduction Gears
two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 400shp
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||Dry Dock # 2, Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 9 April 1943, with eight ships on blocks.
USS APc-18, and
US Navy Yard Charleston S.C. photo # 765-43.
There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-14 available at Navsource.
|01||ENS. Fowlkes, Billie H, USNR||28 January 1943 - December 1944|
|02||LT. Sisney, Dwight E., USNR||December 1944 - March 1945|
|03||LTjg. Ward, Richard E., USNR||March 1945 - December 1945|
|04||LTjg. Roche, Paul J., USNR||December 1945 - 19 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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