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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Romeo - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-163
Laid down, 9 June 1942, at Fulton Ship Yard, Antioch, CA.
Launched, 1 July 1942
Commissioned USS APc-27, 5 December 1942, LTjg. P. C. Smith USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-27 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
|New Georgia Group operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 1 July 1943
Following duty in the Southwest Pacific Area USS APc-27 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
Following World War II USS APc-27 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 3 September to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 1 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS APc-27 earned one battle star for World War II service
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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||USS APc-27 under way in Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH-81034. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
There is no history record for USS APc-27 available at Navsource.
|01||LTjg. Smith, P. C., USNR||5 December 1942 - January 1944|
|02||LTjg. Olds, John R., USNR||January 1944 - July 1944|
|03||LTjg. Hirth Jr., Charles P., USNR||July 1944 - October 1944|
|04||ENS. Slive, Seymour, USNR||October 1944 - August 1945|
|05||ENS. Harris Jr., Virgil E., USNR||August 1945 - 21 November 1945|
|06||LTjg. Richards Jr., Milton W., USNR||21 November 1945 - 1 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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