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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
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:
|Campaign and Dates
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"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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||USS APc-46, at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands area, circa 1944.
||Tom De Mott Jr.
||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
There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-46 at NavSource
|01||LT. Ross, Robert M., USNR||11 February 1943 - October 1944|
|02||LTjg. Adolphs, Doron R., LTJG USNR||October 1944 - 24 February 1945|
|03||LTjg. Smith, Justin S., LTJG USNR||24 February 1945 - 20 July 1945|
|04||LTjg. Jackson, J. R., LTJG USNR||20 July 1945 - 1 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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