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USS APc-108

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Charlie - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Laid down, 11 October 1942, at Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 2 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-108, 1 May 1943, LTjg. Keith L. Davey USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-108 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen;
    APc Division Thirty and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Gilbert Islands operation, 13 November to 8 December 1943

  • Decommissioned, 24 June 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • USS APc-108 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration in 1947
  • Sold, 13 January 1947 to Andreas Wikan, Seattle, WA. as a fishing boat named FV Iceland, removed the same day
  • Acquired in 1958 by the Iceland Boat Co., of Petersburg, AK. for use as a fishing boat name retained
  • Acquired in 1967 by Sylvia Rothwell of Anchorage, AK. for use as a freighter, name retained
  • Acquired in 1972 by William M. Reid of Cordova, AK. for use as a fishing boat, name retained
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation in 1987, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one Enterprise DMG-8 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    APc-108 51k USS APc-108 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    APc-108 88k USS APc-108 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Tom De Mott Jr.
    APc-108 65k APc-108 underway in San Francisco Bay, CA., circa 1945-1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 81409 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    US Naval Historical Center

    There is no history currently available for APc-108 at NavSource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Davey, Keith L., USNR1 May 1943 - 7 August 1944
    02LT. Riordan, Robert Edward, USNR7 August 1944 - December 1944
    03LTjg. Brown, William Paul, LTJG USNRDecember 1944 - 23 April 1945
    04ENS. Preszler, Neil W., ENS USNR23 April 1945 - December 1945
    05ENS. Butler, Harry James, ENS USNRDecember 1945 - 24 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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