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USS APc-33

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Uniform - Golf

Precedence of awards is from 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-150
  • Laid down, 13 May1942, at Anderson & Christofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 4 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-33, 31 October 1942, LT. James E. Locke USNR in command
  • During WWII USS APc-33 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomon Islands, 7 April 1943
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landing, 27 October 1943

  • Decommissioned, 4 February 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • USS APc-33 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 31 December 1946, to William S. Kisich C/O Saverno Co., San Francisco
  • 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 General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single Snow & Knobstedt main reduction gear
    single propeller, 400shp
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Locke, James E., USNR10 October 1942 - 27 December 1943
    02LTjg. Bartlett, Lewis C., USNR27 December 1943 - April 1944
    03LTjg. Dean, John C., USNRApril 1944 - September 1944
    04ENS. Hersey, John R., USNRSeptember 1944 - April 1945
    05LTjg. Hansen, Gordon A., USNRApril 1945 - July 1945
    06LTjg. Earl, Lewis H., USNRJuly 1945 - 23 December 1945
    07ENS. Crabb Jr., G. A., USNR23 December 1945 - 4 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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