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USS APc-44

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Zulu - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper AMc-179
  • Laid down, 26 July 1942, at William J. Cryer & Son, Oakland, CA.
  • Launched, 30 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-44, 18 May 1943, LT. Joseph M. Price USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-44 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor, USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen
    APc Division Twenty-Nine
  • Decommissioned, 17 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Sold, 21 April 1947. via MARCOMM to Silvano Perez Ramos, Nogales Sonora, Mexico, removed 25 April 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10 kts.
    officers 3
    enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 145 Bbls
    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-44 190k USS APc-44 under way in San Francisco Bay off her builders yard, William J. Cryer & Son, Oakland, CA., circa May 1943. Geoff Osborne
    APc-44 216k
    APc-44 92k USS APc-44 under way in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 81036. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    Geoff Osborne

    There is no history available for USS APc-44 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Price, Joseph M., USNR18 May 1943 - 25 July 1944
    03LTjg. Shortall, Richard C., USNR25 July 1944 - 9 April 1945
    03LTjg. Nelson, Stanford I., USNR9 April 1945 - December 1945
    04ENS. Moore, A. D., USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    05ENS. Webb, J. R., USNRMarch 1946 - 17 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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