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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:
|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"
Troop Capacity 66
Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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|01||LTjg. Horton, John Samuel, USNR||5 June 1943 - 27 August 1944|
|02||LTjg. Bohn, Donald David Francis, USNR||27 August 1944 - 3 December 1944|
|03||LTjg. Keyser Jr., Charles Frederick, USNR||3 December 1944 - 7 June 1945|
|04||ENS. Gould, Lawrence Beecher, USNR||7 June 1945 - 1 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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