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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:
Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-193
Laid down, 21 July 1942, at Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
Launched, 30 September 1942
Commissioned USS APc-38, 29 January 1943, LTjg. Charles W. Van Trease USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-38 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:
|Campaign and Dates
||New Georgia Group operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 1 July 1943
Decommissioned, 28 March 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS APc-38 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold, 09 December 1946 to James Mastrogeorge, Pittsburgh., PA.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 234 t.(lim)
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 145 Bbls
one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gears
two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 500shp
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||USS APc-38 underway in San Francisco Bay, near her builder's yard, 15 February 1943, soon after commissioning. She is carrying the armament of four 20mm guns that became standard for her class.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 96395
|Tom De Mott Jr. and
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There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-38 at NavSource
|01||LTjg. Van Trease, Charles W., USNR||29 January 1943 - August 1944|
|02||LTjg. McNair, John R., USNR||August 1944 - November 1944|
|03||LT. Caraway Jr., James L., USNR||November 1944 - January 1945|
|04||LTjg. Lovett, Linton R., USNR||January 1945 - August 1945|
|05||ENS. Jancsy, Henry P., USNR||August 1945 - 28 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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