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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-173
Laid down, 24 March 1942, at Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME.
Launched, 2 September 1943
Commissioned USS APc-22, 15 March 1943, LTjg. Verey G. Martin Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-22 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947
USS APc-22 earned one battle star for WWII service
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
Sold in 1949 to Gerald Oaksmith, Seattle, WA. for use as a fishing boat, named FV Stormbird
Reflagged Canadian in 1951 renamed FV La Dene
Acquired in 1962 by Oren A. Diamond, Kodiak, AK. for use as a fishing boat, reflagged U.S. renamed FV Anna D
Final Disposition, foundered, 6 June 1963, at False Pass, AK.
|Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 19 to 20 December 1943
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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USS APc-20 nested together in an anchorage in the Solomon Islands, 1944.
||Ash Family Trust 2017 - Neal Ash for his grandfather Stanley Ash, Boatswain Mate USS APc-1
There is no DANFS History currently available for USS APc-22 at NavSource
|01||LTjg. Martin Jr., Verey G., USNR||15 March 1943 - December 1944|
|02||LT. Burke, Donald T., USNR||December 1944 - March 1945|
|03||LT. Grimes, Alton C., USNR||March 1945 - December 1945|
|04||LTjg. Gray, Jay D., USNR||December 1945 - 13 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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