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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Finschhafen occupation, 28 December 1943 to 17 February 1944
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 December1945||11 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"
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.
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
|01||LT. Love, Richard Oliver, USNR||28 January 1943 - December 1944|
|02||LT. Fox, Walter S., USNR||December 1944 - 7 January 1945|
|03||ENS. Weigel, George S., USNR||7 January 1945 - 5 June 1945|
|04||ENS. Larson, Gustave Wermer, USNR||5 June 1945 - December 1945|
|05||ENS. Noll, William Theodore, USNR||December 1945 - 5 March 1946|
|06||LTjg. Corlett, Robert W., USNR||5 March 1946 - 9 July 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Last Updated 23 June 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|