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USS APc-98

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Zulu - Victor
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
  • Laid down, 5 January 1943, by Noank Ship Building, Noank, CT.
  • Launched, 18 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-98, 14 December 1943, LTjg. Gordon D. Winsor USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-98 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. D. V. Horsburgh USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen
    APc Division Thirty
  • Decommissioned, 24 January 1946 at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to th Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold, 7 November 1947, to Hugh Allen Rideout, San Jose, CA. for use as a fishing boat, named FV E. V. Rideout
  • Final Disposition, burned, 19 January 1950 in the Gulf of Nicoya off the Coast of Costa Rica
    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. Winsor, Gordon Dow, USNR14 December 1943 - 2 December 1944
    02LTjg. McDowell, Lyle H., USNR2 December 1944 - September 1945
    03LTjg. Davis III, James D., USNRSeptember 1945 - January 1946
    04LTjg. Walsh, Robert Edward, USNRJanuary 1946 - 24 January 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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