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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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)
Beam 21' 3"
Draft 9' 3" (lim)
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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||USS APc-110, commissioning crew photo, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Tom De Mott Jr.
||ex-USS APc-110, as Surprise, Oregon-Washington coast, date unknown.
||Tom De Mott Jr.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Raffelson, Ray Melvin, USNR||3 July 1943 - 31 July 1944|
|02||LTjg. DeMott, Thomas Balfe, LTJG/LT USNR||31 July 1944 - 30 April 1945
|03||LT. Klopsic, Clarence, LT USNR||30 April 1945 - June 1945
|04||LT. Ransom, Robert Edward, LT USNR||June 1945 - 27 November 1945
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 8 September 2017
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