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USS APc-18

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Kilo - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)- World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-158
  • Laid down, 17 April 1942, at Camden Ship Building and Marineway, Camden, ME.
  • Launched, 8 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-18, 25 January 1943, LT. Richard Love USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-18 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Finschhafen occupation, 28 December 1943 to 17 February 1944
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 12 to 29 November 1944

  • Following World War II USS APc-18 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 2 December194511 December 1945 to 15 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 9 July 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 21 October 1947, to Frieda Pinckney Scheck, Santa Barbara, CA. and removed same day
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS APc-18 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    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

    There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-18 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Love, Richard Oliver, USNR28 January 1943 - December 1944
    02LT. Fox, Walter S., USNRDecember 1944 - 7 January 1945
    03ENS. Weigel, George S., USNR7 January 1945 - 5 June 1945
    04ENS. Larson, Gustave Wermer, USNR5 June 1945 - December 1945
    05ENS. Noll, William Theodore, USNRDecember 1945 - 5 March 1946
    06LTjg. Corlett, Robert W., USNR5 March 1946 - 9 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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