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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Xray - Bravo
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 Coastal Minesweeper AMc-195
Laid down, 19 September 1942, at Anderson & Crhistofani, San Francisco. CA.
Launched, 8 March 1943
Commissioned USS APc-40, 8 March 1943, LTjg. Albert H. Heitzler Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS APc-40 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
APc Flotilla Five, LT. D. V. Horsburgh USNR;
APc Group Fourteen LTjg. J. C. Dean USNR;
APc Division Twenty-Eight
Decommissioned, 16 January 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
Sold, 7 February 1948, to Lawrence W. Koerner, Sans Francisco, CA., removed 9 March 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
Length 103' 3"
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 145 Bbls
one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
single Main Reduction Gears
two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 400shp
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||A copy of "Naval Customs, Traditions and Usage" 1939, by the United States Naval Institute with the inside front cover signed by the CO and crew of USS APc-40
There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-40 at NavSource
|01||LTjg. Heitzler Jr., Albert Henry, USNR||8 March 1943 - 31 March 1943|
|02||LT. Berens, Nelson A., USNR||31 March 1943 - August 1944|
|03||LTjg. Ashe, William J., USNR||August 1944 - 2 March 1945|
|04||LTjg. Brown, James T. USNR||2 March 1945 - July 1945|
|05||LTjg. Ratterman, Cletus A., USNR|| July 1945 - 16 January 1946
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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