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USS APc-22

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - November - Kilo
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 19 to 20 December 1943
  • 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.
    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 Atlas 6HM2124 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    APc-1 92k USS APc-1, USS APc-3, USS APc-22, USS APc-5, 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
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Martin Jr., Verey G., USNR15 March 1943 - December 1944
    02LT. Burke, Donald T., USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    03LT. Grimes, Alton C., USNRMarch 1945 - December 1945
    04LTjg. Gray, Jay D., USNRDecember 1945 - 13 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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