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USS APc-42

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-177
  • Laid down, 30 June 1942, at William J. Cryer and Son, Oakland, CA.
  • Launched, 7 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-42, 25 January 1943, LTjg. Clinton E. Voyles, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS APc-42 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of northern Solomon Islands, 27 October 1943 to 15 March 1945

  • Decommissioned, 5 July 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • USS APc-42 earned one battle star for World War II
  • Sold, 26 June 1947, to Donald S. Morgan, Long Beach, CA. for use as a fishing boat, named FV Donna M, removed 30 June 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Final Disposition, burned, 13 May 1954, about 30 miles off Cape Velas, Costa Rica, en route to San Diego, CA
    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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    APc-42 74k USS APc-42 moored at Guiuan, Samar, Philippine Islands, in April 1946. Her armament had been removed. Shortly thereafter, she sailed to San Diego for decommissioning. Charles R. Perrin, LT., USNR (Ret) last commanding officer

    There is no DANFS history available for APc-42 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Voyles, Clinton E., USNR25 January 1943 - August 1944
    02LTjg. Moe, Austin E., USNRAugust 1944 - 8 March 1945
    03LTjg. Palmer, C. E., USNR8 March 1945 - May 1945
    04ENS. Corn, Lovick P., USNRMay 1945 - June 1946
    05ENS. Perrin, Charles R., USNRJune 1946 5 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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