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USS APc-43


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Juliet
NCYJ
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-178
  • Laid down, 20 July 1942, at Lynch Ship Building Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 18 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-43, 20 April 1943, Lt. Harry R. Swanson Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-43 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor, USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen
    APc Division Twenty-Nine
  • Decommissioned, 11 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Sold, 6 January 1947 to Empacadora Pacifico Del Ensenada, Mexico by MARCOMM & removed same day
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement
    officers 3
    enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 145 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one 400shp Atlas 6HM2124 Diesel engine
    Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C, Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    APc-43 132k USS APc-43 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 99k USS APc-43 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 1380k USS APc-43 at sea, date and location unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 270k USS APc-43 at anchor, date and location unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 92k New crew members reporting aboard USS APc-43, date and location unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 112k USS APc-43 crew photo. The ship is in dry dock in the background. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 254k USS APc-43 crew members R&R in the Marianas, date unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43
    APc-43 346k
    APc-43 738k One sailor's view of life aboard USS APc-43, artist unknown. Ed Loosli for his father Raymond Loosli MoMM1/c USS APc-43

    There is no DANFS history available for APc-43 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Swanson Jr., Harry R., USNR29 April 1943 - 28 July 1944
    02LT. Williamson, Cecil O., USNR28 July 1944 - 18 December 1944
    03ENS. Nielson, Reid Wendell, USNR18 December 1944 - 23 July 1945
    04ENS. Sheridan, Robert Jackson, USNR23 July 1945 - 19 November 1945
    05ENS. Nunnally Jr., John H., USNR19 November 1945 - 23 January 1946
    06ENS. Forness, Edward L., USNR23 January 1946 - 11 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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