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USS APc-32

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

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 a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-186
  • Laid down, 15 August 1942, at Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched, 8 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-32, 13 February 1943, LT. Thomas M. Beers USNR in command
  • During WWII USS APc-32 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
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 21 to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II, USS APc-32 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 3 September to 1 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 13 June 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • USS APc-32 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • Sold, 5 February 1947 to H.L. Cuville, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • 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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    APc-32 316k USS APc-32 under way in Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH-81035. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    Tod Stallones for his father ENS, Troy Stallones, USNR APc-32

    There is no history available for APc-32 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Beers, Thomas Moulding, USNR13 February 1943 - 1943
    02ENS. Overman, Edward Samuel, USNR1943 - 2 June 1943
    03LT. Beers, Thomas M., USNR2 June 1943 - 16 DEcember 1943
    04LTjg. Overman, Edward S., USNR16 December 1943 - 23 May 1944
    05LTjg. Kraker, Urban M., USNR23 may 1944 - 4 August 1944
    06LTjg. Farrell Jr., Alfred Marr, USNR4 August 1944 - 7 October 1944
    07LTjg. Bay, John W., USNR7 October 1944 - January 1945
    08LTjg. Keifer, Thomas H., USNRJanuary 1945 - 30 July 1945
    09ENS. Snyder Jr., Harry E., USNR30 July 1945 - 18 October 1945
    10ENS. Stallones, Troy, USNR18 October 1945 - 24 November 1945
    11ENS. Guy, Robert L., ENS USNR24 November 1945 - 13 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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