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USS APc-50

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Charlie
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-192
  • Laid down, 8 August 1942, at Lynch Shipbuilding Co. San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 23 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-50, 9 June 1943, LTjg. Robert L. Linder USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-50 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. D. V. Horsburgh USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen;
    APc Division Thirty
  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1946
  • Sold 18 May 1948 to Kennydale SYD, Kennydale, WA.
  • Removed from the Reserve Fleet, 15 June 1948
  • Documentation ends in 1951
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    single Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 400shp
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    LST-220 207k Green Islands Invasion, February, 1944. Heavy equipment belonging to Navy Seabees is loaded on an LST at a Russell Islands Base, in preparation for the Green Islands Operation, February 12, 1944. Ships are (l-r): LCT-330, LCT-370, USS LST-70, USS LST-220 and USS APc-50. Note trucks, Jeeps and Barrage Balloon.
    US National Archives photo # USMC 77989
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    APc-50 125k USS APc-50 under way in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH-81407. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no history available for USS APc-50 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Linder, Robert Lester, USNR9 June 1943 - October 1944
    02LTjg. Taylor, George Howell, USNROctober 1944 - April 1945
    03ENS. Keller Jr., Paul, USNRApril 1945 - October 1945
    04ENS. Huston, Morrison C., USNROctober 1945 - March 1946
    05ENS. Drumm, James Francis, USNRMarch 1946 - June 1946
    06ENS. Solomon, Henry Kaiser, USNRJune 1946 - 31 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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