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USS APc-39


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Whiskey - Tango
NCWT
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-194
  • Laid down, 19 September 1942, at Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 28 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-39, 17 February 1943, Franklin L. Knox Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-39 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
  • Decommissioned, 13 June 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1947
  • Sold under a General Agency Agreement, 17 February 1946, to Jones & Bronson Co, agents for Rupert Fish Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 234 t.(lim)
    Length 103'
    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 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Knox Jr., Franklin L., USNR17 February 1943 - September 1944
    02LTjg. Warren Jr.,David W., USNRSeptember 1944 - March 1945
    03LTjg. Pausmann, Walter W., USNRMarch 1945 - September 1945
    04LTjg. Brus, Henry H., USNRSeptember 1945 - 13 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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