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Lost to enemy action, 17 December 1943

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APc-21
ex AMc-173

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (17 December 1943)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport APc-21, ex-AMc-173:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-173
  • Laid down, 24 May 1942, at Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME.
  • Launched, 2 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-21, 27 February 1943
  • During World War II APc-21 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
  • Lost to enemy air attack at Arawe, New Georgia, 17 December 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl)
    Length 103'
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Complement 3 officers, 22 enlisted
    Armament four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion one 400shp Atlas 6HM2124 diesel engine, one shaft

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