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USS APc-46

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 15 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (GM2c Audley Morris Golden, WIA 15 June 1944, died 16 June 1944)
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-188
  • Laid down, 28 May1942, at Lynch Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 7 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-46, 11 February 1943, LT. Robert W. Ross, Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-46 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor, USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen
    APc Division Twenty-Nine and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July to 15 August 1944

  • Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • USS APc-46 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 9 March 1948, to John P. Stoloroll & Homer I. Salley, San Francisco, CA. as MV Retriever. removed 26 March 1948
  • Acquired in 1953 by the Smith-Rice Barge No. 1 Co. of San Francisco
  • Acquired in 1964 by George W. Dahl of Warren, RI for use as a fishing boat, renamed FV Pelican
  • Final Disposition, Lost 4 April 1969 from unreported causes at 59 30' N - 140 W.
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one General Motors 8 268A Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    APc-46 51k USS APc-46, at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands area, circa 1944. Tom De Mott Jr.
    APc-46 506k USS APc-46, underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two", published by Arms and Armour Press
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-46 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Ross, Robert M., USNR11 February 1943 - October 1944
    02LTjg. Adolphs, Doron R., LTJG USNROctober 1944 - 24 February 1945
    03LTjg. Smith, Justin S., LTJG USNR24 February 1945 - 20 July 1945
    04LTjg. Jackson, J. R., LTJG USNR20 July 1945 - 1 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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