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USS APc-34

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Uniform - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-151
  • Laid down, 12 May 1942, at Anderson & Christofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 18 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-34, 19 November 1942, LTjg. Harold, B. Palmer USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-34 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor, USNR;
    APc Group Fourteen, LTjg. J. C. Dean, USNR;
    APc Division Twenty-Seven and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomons, 16 June 1943

  • Decommissioned, 22 May 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • USS APc-34 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 3 March 1948, to CIA Commercial S,de R.L. de C. V., Guaymas Sonora Mexico. Removed 15 March 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one General Motors Corp. GM 8-268A Diesel engine
    B & K Reduction gear
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 300shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Palmer, Harold B., USNR19 November 1942 - 25 September 1943
    02LTjg. Driscoll, Robert Paul, USNR25 September 1943 - 22 March 1944
    03LTjg. Smith, Arthur Martin, USNR22 March 1944 - 4 June 1944
    04LT. Lee, Alton Salisbury, USNR4 June 1944 - 25 August 1944
    05LTjg. Tobey, Robert Dowd, USNR25 August 1944 - 4 February 1945
    06ENS. Smedley, Gene F., USNR4 February 1945 - 6 November 1945
    07ENS. McClintock, Michael, USNR06 November 1945 - 22 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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