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USS APc-35

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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
  • Planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-152
  • Laid down in May 1942 at Anderson & Christofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-35, 2 December 1942, LTjg. Robert F. Ruben USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-35 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomons, 11 May 1943
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 31 June and 21 July 1943

  • Damaged by grounding en route to Renard Sound, New Georgia, 0848'S, 15746'E, 22 September 1943
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 October 1943
  • USS APc-35 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, beached and abandoned, 22 September 1943
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Complement
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Motors Corp. GM 8-258 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. Ruben, Robert F. , USNR2 December 1942 - 26 October 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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