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USS APc-40

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"
    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
    single Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 400shp
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    APc-40 325k 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 Jim Geldert
    APc-40 321k
    APc-40 373k

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-40 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Heitzler Jr., Albert Henry, USNR8 March 1943 - 31 March 1943
    02LT. Berens, Nelson A., USNR31 March 1943 - August 1944
    03LTjg. Ashe, William J., USNRAugust 1944 - 2 March 1945
    04LTjg. Brown, James T. USNR2 March 1945 - July 1945
    05LTjg. 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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