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APc-97 was transferred to the United Kingdom
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Laid down, date unknown, by Noank Ship Building, Noank, CT.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1942
  • Decommissioned by the Royal Navy, date unknown
  • Returned to US Navy custody, date unknown
  • Commissioned, USS APc-97 in March 1946, at San Diego, CA., LTjg. Robert B. Bachman USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, Struck from the Naval Register, 17 May 1946
  • Sold to George Andrew Hill, San Diego, CA., 6 December 1946
  • 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 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 145 Bbls.
    one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    Ship's service generators
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Bachman, Robert B., USNRMarch 1946 - 17 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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