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USS APc-16

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Juliet - India
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 22 September 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
  • 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
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    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
    APc-16 132k 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
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-16 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Harris Jr., William Wilson, USNR15 January 1943 - June 1944
    02LTjg. Thoma, Vincent D., USNRJune 1944 - December 1944
    03LTjg. Burke, Alton J., USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    04ENS. Spahr, John F., USNRMarch 1945 - December 1945
    05ENS. Roney, J. C., USNRDecember 1945 - 9 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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