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USS APc-109

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Charlie - Kilo
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, 28 November 1942, at Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 3 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-109, 5 June 1943, LTjg. John S. Horton USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-109 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, 1 March 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • USS APc-109 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 25 November 1946, to Marine Products Co., San Diego and removed same day
  • Final Disposition, 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Horton, John Samuel, USNR5 June 1943 - 27 August 1944
    02LTjg. Bohn, Donald David Francis, USNR27 August 1944 - 3 December 1944
    03LTjg. Keyser Jr., Charles Frederick, USNR3 December 1944 - 7 June 1945
    04ENS. Gould, Lawrence Beecher, USNR7 June 1945 - 1 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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