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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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, 29 October 1942, by Herreshoff Boatbuilding, Bristol, R.I.
Launched, 13 May 1943
Commissioned USS APc-89, 14 June 1943, ENS. J. W. Martin USNR in command
Decommissioned, 14 February 1944 and placed Service at Bermuda
Placed Out of service and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 10 April 1949, at Norfolk, VA. and sold to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute named R/V Bear
Sold in 1956 to the Riga Fish Corp., New Bedford, MA. named retained FV Bear
Sold in 1970 to the Tychos Fishing Corp., New Bedford, MA., renamed FV Tychos
Sold in 1971 to Frank F. Foti, Warren R. I. as a fishing boat, name retained
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl)
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3"
Troop Capacity 66
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 145 Bbls
one National Supply MML-6 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 400shp
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||Ex-USS APc-89 underway as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute R/V Bear, circa 1951-52, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. Unknown
There is no histoy available for USS APc-89 at NavSource
|01||ENS. Martin, J. W., USNR||14 June 1943 - 14 February 1944|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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