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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:
|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"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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There is no DANFS history record for USS APc-23 available at Navsource.
|01||LTjg. Mann, Dennis, USNR||31 October 1942 - December 1944|
|02||LTjg. Martin, Robert James, USNR||28.09.1943 - June 1944|
|03||LTjg. Horsburgh, David B., USNR||June 1944 - December 1944|
|04||LTjg. Looks, Bernard James, USNR||December 1944 - 24 February 1945|
|05||ENS. Gordon Jr., Edwin R., USNR||24 February 1945 - 21 October 1945|
|06||LT. Scholl, Robert P., USNR||21 October 1945 - March 1946|
|07||ENS. Olive, Stanley B., USNR||March 1946 - 1 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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