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USS APc-86

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Yankee - Mike
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
  • Laid down, 3 October 1942 , by Herreshorff Manufacturing Co. Bristol, R. I.
  • Launched, 9 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-86, 20 April 1943, LT. Norman C. Ross USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 11 February 1944
  • Placed In-Service, 27 March 1944, as a ferry at Bermuda
  • Placed Out-f-Service 28 June 1946 at Casco Bay, ME,
  • Placed in service 16 April 1947
  • Placed Out-Of Service, 16 August 1955, towed to New London by USS Mosopelea (ATF-158)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Berkley L. & H. G. Simpson, Beaufort, N.C.
    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 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 145 Bbls.
    one National Supply Corp. MML-6 Diesel engine
    Ship's service generators
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Ross, Norman C. USNR20 April 1943 - 11 February 1944
    03LT. Whitman Jr., Gerald R. USNR (Officer in Charge)6 March 1946 - 28 June 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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