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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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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.
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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||USS APc-44 under way in San Francisco Bay off her builders yard, William J. Cryer & Son, Oakland, CA.,
circa May 1943.
||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.
There is no history available for USS APc-44 at NavSource
|01||LT. Price, Joseph M., USNR||18 May 1943 - 25 July 1944|
|03||LTjg. Shortall, Richard C., USNR||25 July 1944 - 9 April 1945|
|03||LTjg. Nelson, Stanford I., USNR||9 April 1945 - December 1945|
|04||ENS. Moore, A. D., USNR||December 1945 - March 1946|
|05||ENS. Webb, J. R., USNR||March 1946 - 17 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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