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Lost to enemy action, 17 December 1943
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
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, 25 February 1943, LT. William N. Vlachos USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-21 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 8 to 12 September 1943
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 15 to 17 December 1943
Lost to enemy air attack at Arawe, New Georgia, 17 December 1943
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
USS APc-21 earned two battle stars for WWII 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 Atlas 6HM2124 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 400shp
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|01||LT. Vlachos, William N., USNR||25 February 1943 - December 1943|
|02||LTjg. Bates, William J., USNR||December 1943 - 17 December 1943|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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