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USS APc-24


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

Precedence of awards is from 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 Coastal Minesweeper AMc-160
  • Laid down, 13 April 1942, at Fulton Ship Yard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched, 10 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-23, 5 November 1942, LTjg. Bernard F. Seligman USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-24 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    New George Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 30 June 1943

  • After completing service in the Southwest Pacific Area USS APc-24 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, USNR
  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 may 1946
  • USS APc-24 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 22 January 1947, to Joseph Campanelli of San Francisco, Removed, 27 January 1947.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Complement
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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. Seligman, Bernard F., USNR5 November 1942 - 1943
    02LT. Hemgren, Clifton F., USNR1943 - 29 August 1944
    03LTjg. Stevenson, John L., USNR29 August 1944 - 10 February 1945
    04LTjg. Heying, Everett L., USNR10 February 1945 - 24 October 1945
    05LTjg. Vukson, Miles, USNR24 October 1945 - 19 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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