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Scuttled off Corregidor to prevent capture, 8 April 1942
USS Napa (AT-32)
USS Napa (Fleet Tug # 32) (1919 - 1920)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Defense Medal
Navy Cross (LCDR. Nathanial Minter Dial, ENS. Peroneau Brown Wingo)
Algorma Class Fleet Tug:
Originally assigned the name Yucca, 7 February 1919
Renamed Napa, 24 February 1919
Laid down, 5 March 1919, at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
Launched, 24 July 1919
Commissioned USS Napa (Fleet Tug No. 32), 5 December 1919, LT. William R. Giddens in command
Designated Fleet Tug AT-32, 17 July 1920
Decommissioned, 7 June 1929, at Olongapo, P.I.
Recommissioned, 15 August 1939 at NavSta Cavite, P.I., CHBOSN. William O. Talley, in command
During World War II USS Napa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Philippine Islands operation, 8 December 1941 to 8 April 1942
Final Disposition, scuttled by her crew off Corregidor Island P.I., 8 April 1942
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1942
USS Napa was awarded one battle star for World War II service.
Displacement 845 t.(lt) 998 t.(fl)
Length 157' 8"
Beam 30' 8"
Draft 14' 7"
Speed 12.8 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
one machine gun
Fuel Capacity NSFO 2,050 Bbls.
one vertical triple expansion steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers 200psi Sat°
two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' service generators
single propeller, 1,800shp
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||USS Napa (AT-32) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Wayne Osborne for his father, J. D. Osborne, USS Napa and WW II POW
||USS Napa (AT-32) ship's dance invitation.
||Tommy Trampp, courtesy Gary T. Hunt
USS Napa (AT-32)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Giddens, William Robert||5 December 1919 - 15 February 1920|
|02||LTjg. White, Chester Norman||15 February 1920 - 3 August 1920|
|03||LT. Rasmussen, Joseph Alfred||3 August 1920 - 5 September 1922|
|04||LT. Rundquist, Karl||5 September 1922 - 13 September 1923|
|05||LT. Earle, Omar Brown||13 September 1923 - 15 June 1926|
|06||LT. Doucet, Alfred||15 June 1926 - 1 December 1928|
|07||LT. Hayes, Harry Rutherford||1 December 1928 - 7 June 1929|
| ||Decommissioned||7 June 1929 - 15 August 1939|
|08||CHBOSN. Talley, William Odell||15 August 1939 - 28 April 1940|
|09||LT. Vaughn, Charles Samuel||28 April 1940 - 1 June 1941|
|10||LT. Lyster, Jr., Theodore Charles, USN (36)||1 June 1941 - 15 August 1941|
|11||LT. Dial, Nathaniel Minter, USN (32)||15 August 1941 - 13 March 1942|
|12||ENS. Wingo, Peroneau Brown||18 March 1942 - 8 April 1942|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 1 October 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|