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USS APc-14

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - India - Echo
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"
    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
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 400shp
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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-14 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Fowlkes, Billie H, USNR28 January 1943 - December 1944
    02LT. Sisney, Dwight E., USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    03LTjg. Ward, Richard E., USNRMarch 1945 - December 1945
    04LTjg. Roche, Paul J., USNRDecember 1945 - 19 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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