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USS APc-30


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Sierra - Kilo
NCSK

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-184
  • Laid down, 9 July 1942, at Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-30, 15 January 1943, LT. John R. Shepard USNR in command
  • During WWII USS APc-30 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 campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 15 December 1943
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of northern Solomon Islands, 15 December 1943 to 12 December 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS APc-30 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Complement
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Enterprise DMG-6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Shepard, John R., USNR15 January 1943 - 19 February 1944
    02LTjg. Noyes, Carl B., USNR19 February 1944 - 10 July 1944
    03LTjg. McDonald, John D., USNR10 July 1944 - 3 November 1944
    04ENS. Ficenec, Joseph, USNR3 November 1944 - 26 July 1945
    05LTjg. Gerber, Lloyd M., USNR26 July 1945 - 8 November 1945
    06ENS. Shotwell, Clifton E., USNR8 November 1945 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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