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USS APc-17

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Kilo - Charlie

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-157
  • Laid down, 14 April 1942, at Camden Ship Building and Marineway, Camden, ME.
  • Launched, 8 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-17, 11 January 1943, LT. Converse O. Smith USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-17 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 9 March 1946 a Naval Station Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, 14 March 1946, by sinking in Manila Bay
    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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    APc-17 64k APc-17, launching, 8 August 1942, at Camden Ship Building and Marineway, Camden, ME. Tom De Mott Jr.

    There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-17 available at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Smith, Converse Owen, USNR1 January 1943 - May 1944
    02LTjg. Dunn, James A., USNRMay 1944 - September 1944
    03LT. East, Charles D., USNRSeptember 1944 -December 1944
    04LT. Feather, Barclay, USNRDecember 1944 - June 1945
    05LTjg. Bell, Calvin O., USNRJune 1945 - December 1945
    06ENS. Butterfield, F. Ellis, USNRDecember 1945 - 9 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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