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USS APc-29

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Romeo - Victor

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, 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 a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-183
  • Laid down, 9 July 1942, at Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched in August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-29, 6 January 1943, LTjg. Everett H. George USNR in command
  • During WWII USS APc-29 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor USNR;
    APc Group Thirteen, LT. D. V. Horsburgh, USNR;
    APc Division Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of the Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of the southern Solomon Islands, 11 May 1943

  • Decommissioned, 1 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • USS APc-29 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold in 1947 to Arthur S. Thompson, Juneau, AK. for use as a fishing boat, named FV Nuisance IV
  • Acquired in 1960 by Stanley S. Thompson, Hoonah, AK. for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1995 by John Orlando, Mukilteo, WA. for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 2000 by Kent Hawkins for use as a fishing boat, renamed FV Margaret Ann
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation in 2001, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one Enterprise DMG-6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    APc-29 57k USS APc-29, at Guadalcanal, circa 1944. Tom De Mott Jr.

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-29 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. George, Everett H. USNR6 January 1943 - 25 December 1943
    02LTjg. Bower, Charles O., USNR25 December 1943 - 14 June 1944
    03LTjg. Schultz, James Richie, USNR14 June 1944 - 4 August 1944
    04LTjg. Springer, Adrian M., USNR4 August 1944 - 6 January 1945
    05ENS. Shapiro, Harold, USNR6 January 1945 - 22 July 1945
    06ENS. Kendall III, Herbert F., USNR22 July 1945 - December 1945
    07LTjg. Lateer Jr., Norris V., USNRDecember 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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