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Scuttled off Corregidor to prevent capture, 9 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
Laid down as Napa, 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. W. 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.
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 9 April 1942
Final Disposition, scuttled by her crew off Corregidor Island P.I., 9 April 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 (AD-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)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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 20 July 2012
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|