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USS APc-23

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - November - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-159
  • Laid down, 9 April 1942, at Fulton Ship Yard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched, 3 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-23, 31 October 1942, LTjg. Dennis Mann USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-23 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of the Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of the southern Solomon Islands, 7 April 1943
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 27 to 30 June 1945
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 30 June 1943

  • For the Okinawa Gunto operation USS APc-23 was assigned to:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor USNR;
    APc Group Thirteen, LT. D. V. Horsburgh, USNR;
    APc Division Twenty-Five, LT Dennis Mann
  • Decommissioned, 1 April 1946, at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • USS APc-23 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 8 April 1947, to Ramon Zuniga, San Ysidro, CA. Removed 9 April 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 Exeter DMG-6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 300shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Mann, Dennis, USNR31 October 1942 - December 1944
    02LTjg. Martin, Robert James, USNR28.09.1943 - June 1944
    03LTjg. Horsburgh, David B., USNRJune 1944 - December 1944
    04LTjg. Looks, Bernard James, USNRDecember 1944 - 24 February 1945
    05ENS. Gordon Jr., Edwin R., USNR24 February 1945 - 21 October 1945
    06LT. Scholl, Robert P., USNR21 October 1945 - March 1946
    07ENS. Olive, Stanley B., USNRMarch 1946 - 1 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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