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USS APc-37

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Victor - Xray

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-154
  • Laid down, 25 June 1942, at Anderson & Christofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-37, 11 January 1943, LT. Arthur W. Bergstrom USNR in command
  • During WWII USS APc-37 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
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landing, 27 October 1943

  • Decommissioned, 10 April 1946, at San Francisco
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 November 1946
  • USS APc-37 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 10 November 1947, removed 13 November 1947
  • 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. Bergstrom, Arthur Wendell, USNR11 January 1943 - 25 November 1943
    02LT. Gott, James Gordon, USNR25 November 1943 - 22 September 1944
    03LTjg. Buyer, Robert J., USNR22 November 1944 - 3 February 1945
    04LTjg. Simmons Jr., William Franklin, USNR3 February 1945 - 10 September 1945
    05LTjg. McBain, Donald Ford, USNR10 September 1945 - March 1946
    06LTjg. Wastrom, Robert D., USNRMarch 1946 - 10 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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