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USS APc-110

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Romeo - Papa
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, 4 January 1943, at Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 24 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS APc-110, 3 July 1943, LT. Ray M. Raffelson USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-110 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. G. D. Winsor USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen;
    APc Division Thirty
  • Decommissioned, 27 November 1945, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 10 October 1947
  • Sold, 31 December 1947, to William H. Novales of San Francisco, CA. for conversion to private use, named Surprise, removed the same day
  • Acquired in 1950 by William George Furlong of Oakland, CA. for use as a fishing boat, name retained
  • Acquired in 1959 by Submarex Corp. of Santa Barbara, CA., for use as a freighter, name retained
  • Acquired in 1961 by Philip C. De Beixedon of Montecito, CA. for use as a yacht, name retained
  • Acquired in 1967 by Anne DE Beixedon of Santa Barbara, CA. for use as a yacht, name retained
  • Acquired in 1972 by Lorris D. West of Seattle, WA. for use as a yacht, name retained
  • Acquired in 1975 by Donald J. Rumsey and partners of Reno, NV. dba North Pacific Excursions, Ketchikan, AK., for use as a passenger vessel, renamed MV Capt. Jack
  • Final Disposition, Capt Jack was lost, 10 June 2004, off Edna Bay AK. due to grounding and a subsequent fire which completely gutted her to the water line

    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103'
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3" (lim)
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 145 Bbls
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one Enterprise DMG-6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 400shp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    APc-110 67k USS APc-110, commissioning crew photo, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Tom De Mott Jr.
    APc-110 69k ex-USS APc-110, as Surprise, Oregon-Washington coast, date unknown. Tom De Mott Jr.

    USS APc-110
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Raffelson, Ray Melvin, USNR3 July 1943 - 31 July 1944
    02LTjg. DeMott, Thomas Balfe, LTJG/LT USNR31 July 1944 - 30 April 1945
    03LT. Klopsic, Clarence, LT USNR30 April 1945 - June 1945
    04LT. Ransom, Robert Edward, LT USNRJune 1945 - 27 November 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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