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USS APc-27

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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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"
    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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    APc-10 110k 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.
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Smith, P. C., USNR5 December 1942 - January 1944
    02LTjg. Olds, John R., USNRJanuary 1944 - July 1944
    03LTjg. Hirth Jr., Charles P., USNRJuly 1944 - October 1944
    04ENS. Slive, Seymour, USNROctober 1944 - August 1945
    05ENS. Harris Jr., Virgil E., USNRAugust 1945 - 21 November 1945
    06LTjg. Richards Jr., Milton W., USNR21 November 1945 - 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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