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USS APc-45

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Zulu - Sierra
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-187
  • Laid down, 28 May 1942, at Lynch Ship Building Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 30 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-45, 27 April 1943, LT. Robinson D. Williams USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-45 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor, USNR;
    APc Group Fourteen, LTjg, J. C. Dean, USNR;
    APc Division Twenty-Eight
  • Decommissioned, 1 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 22 January 1948, to Ernest W. Rideout, San Jose, CA. named MV Halawi, removed, 24 January 1948
  • Acquired in 1949 by Albert Rovelli, Mill Valley, CA. for use as a wrecker, named MV Halawai
  • Acquired in 1951 by Robert A. Henning, San Francisco, CA. for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1958 by Roy C. Furfiord. Westport, WA/ for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1959 by Pacific Sea Products of San Francisco, CA. for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1964 by Bioproducts, Inc. of Warrington, OR. for use as a fishing boat. renamed FV Tonquin
  • Acquired in 1973 by Frank F. Parker, Astoria, OR. for use as a fishing boat
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation in 1990, 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Williams, Robinson D., USNR27 April 1943 - July 1944
    02LTjg. Green, William M., USNRJuly 1944 - March 1945
    03LTjg. Taweal, George R., USNRMarch 1945 - September 1945
    04ENS. Crouch, Vernon N., USNRSeptember 1945 - March 1946
    05ENS. Larson, Lloyd B., USNRMarch 1946 - 1 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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