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USS APc-31

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Tango - Bravo

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-185
  • Laid down, 15 July 1942, at Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched, 8 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-31, 30 January 1943, LT. Roland H. Loomis USNR in command
  • During WWII USS APc-31 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 Campaign
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landing, 1 November 1943

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • USS APc-31 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Loomis, Roland H., USNR30 January 1943 - March 1943
    02LTjg. Skinner, Cortland A., USNRMarch 1944 - September 1944
    03LTjg. Armour, John W., USNRSeptember 1944 - December 1944
    04LTjg. Valeri, Ulderico, USNRDecember 1944 - August 1945
    05LTjg. Herreman, Rial O., USNRAugust 1945 - November 1945
    06LTjg. Johnson, R. C., USNRNovember 1945 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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