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USS APc-36

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Victor - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, 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 Coastal Minesweeper AMc-153
  • Laid down, 19 May 1942, at Anderson & Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 29 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-36, 18 December 1942, LTjg, Kermit L. Otto USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-36 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 campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomon Islands, 11 May 1943
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 1 July 1943

  • Decommissioned, 1 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • USS APc-36 earned two battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 17 February 1948, to Fred Cook, Arkansas Pass, TX., Removed 18 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 6-268A 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. Otto, Kermit L., USNR18 December 1942 - 20 January 1944
    02LTjg. McGraw, Willie D., USNR20 January 1944 - July 1944
    03LTjg. Cardle, John R., USNRJuly 1944 - 1945
    04LTjg. Wolfson, Jerome Thomas, USNR1945 - 18 September 1945
    05LTjg. Dunroe, John Henry, USNR18 September 1945 - March 1946
    06ENS. Dunn, Thomas John, USNRMarch 1946 - 1 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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