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USS APc-47

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

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

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-189
  • Laid down, 8 August 1942, at Lynch Ship Building, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 23 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-47, 25 February 1943, LT. Warren E. Durin USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-47 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. D. V. Horsburgh USNR;
    APc Group Fourteen LTjg. J. C. Dean USNR;
    APc Division Twenty-Eight
  • Decommissioned, 11 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Sold, 10 November 1947, to CDR Arthur A. Anderson, USN, Sacramento, CA.
  • Removed from the Reserve Fleet anchorage, 20 November 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 National Supply Corp. MML-6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 300shp

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    APc-47 98k APc-47 under way off San Diego, CA., 19 February 1943, a few days before commissioning.
    US National Archives RG-190LCM, photo # 19-N-41653, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USS APc-47 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Durin, Warren E., USNR25 February 1943 - 26 July 1944
    02LTjg. Worden, Ray Norman, USNR26 July 1944 - February 1945
    03LTjg. De Cleene, Robert O., USNRFebruary 1945 - June 1945
    04ENS. Freeman, Barry O., USNRJune 1945 - November 1945
    05ENS. Reavey, R. P., USNRNovember 1945 - 11 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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