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USS APc-41

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Xray - Tango
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-176
  • Laid down, 15 June 1942, at William J. Cryer and Son, Oakland, CA.
  • Launched, 26 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-41, 10 February 1943. LTJG Joseph E. Fuld, Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-41 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor, USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen
    APc Division Twenty-Nine
  • Decommissioned, 25 January 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Acquired, 23 January 1948 by Gus Wandtke. Mill Valley, CA for use as a fishing boat, named FV Frances Ann, removed, 24 January 1948
  • Acquired in 1959 by the Submarex Corp., Santa Barbara, CA for use as an oil exploration vessel
  • Acquired in 1967 by the Pike Corporation of America, Santa Barbara for use as a tugbaot
  • Acquired in 1970 by Mary Elizabeth Conlan, Terminal Island, CA. for use as a tugboat
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation in 1989, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103'
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3" (lim)
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 145 Bbls
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one Atlas 6HM2124 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Fuld Jr., Joseph E., USNR10 February 1943 - 25 July 1944
    02LT. Simon, Robert N., USNR25 July 1944 - September 1944
    03LTjg. Gray, James D., USNRSeptember 1944 - June 1945
    04ENS. Higby, William D., USNRJune 1945 - 25 January 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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