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USS APc-89

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Yankee - Victor
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)
    Length 103'
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    APc-89 102k 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
    Mike Green

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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Martin, J. W., USNR14 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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