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USS APc-15


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - India - Mike
NCIM
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 27 December 1943)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-155
  • Laid down, 29 April 1942, at Camden Ship Building and Marineway, Camden, ME.
  • Launched, 8 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-15, 27 October 1942, LTjg. Kemper Goffigon III USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-15 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 17 to 18 and 25 to 26 December 1943
  • Decommissioned, 19 March 1946 at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • USS APc-15 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 13 January 1947, o Harold A. Jones, Vancouver BC Canada and Removed same day
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Complement
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 400shp

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    APc-15 120k USS APc-15 underway during builder's trials off Camden, ME. 6 October 1942. She is carrying only two 20mm guns on the bridge, part of the original design for the class. Two additional 20mm AA single gun mounts were added, one on a platform on the bow and one on the after end of the superstructure.
    US Navy photo # 19-N-38017 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives RG-19-LCM.
    Tom De Mott Jr. and
    Shipscribe web site
    APc-15 96k USS APc-15 under way wearing an early green camouflage scheme that would date this photo to be about mid 1943.
    NARA Photo 80-G-52340, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Tracy White

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-15 at Navsource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Goffigon III, Kemper, USNR27 October 1942 - December 1944
    02LT. Weiner, Matthew, USNRDecember 1944 - 5 March 1945
    03LTjg. Minteer, William Bruce, USNR5 March 1945 - December 1945
    04LTjg. Butler, Charles M., 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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