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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
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Lingayen Gulf, 4 to 18 January 1945) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-156
Laid down, 6 April 1942, at Camden Ship Building and Marineway, Camden, ME.
Launched, 5 July 1942
Commissioned USS APc-16, 15 January 1943, LT. William Harris Jr USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-16 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
USS APc-16 earned two battle star for World War II service
Transferred to a foreign government, date unknown
Beached during a typhoon in September 1946
Final Disposition, sold in January 1948, but abandoned
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 22 September 1943
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
Length 103' 3"
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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||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.
||USS APc-16 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two", published by Arms and Armour Press
There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-16 available at Navsource.
|01||LT. Harris Jr., William Wilson, USNR||15 January 1943 - June 1944|
|02||LTjg. Thoma, Vincent D., USNR||June 1944 - December 1944|
|03||LTjg. Burke, Alton J., USNR||December 1944 - March 1945|
|04||ENS. Spahr, John F., USNR||March 1945 - December 1945|
|05||ENS. Roney, J. C., USNR||December 1945 - 9 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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