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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
Built by Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
Ordered, 18 November 1943
Laid down, 21 March 1944
Launched, 05 June 1944
Placed in service, 06 October 1944
During World War II APL-8 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Towed from New Orleans to Admiralty Islands with APL-17 by ATA-177, October-December 1944
Towed from Hollandia to Samar, 09-17 February 1945
At San Pedro Bay, PI, during May 1945
At Manila Bay, PI, during June 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 02 July 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 06 November 1974
Placed in service as merchant barge MLC-261 (ON 580686), circa 1974
Final Disposition, unknown, still extant early 1990s
Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
Beam 49' 2"
Draft 8' 6" (lim)
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 100Kw, 450V A.C.
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,600 Bbls
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||APL-8 at anchor in Manila Bay, 19 June 1945. Note the Liberty Ship SS Washington Allston in the background, this ship carried troops and equipment to the Normandy beachhead in June 1944. Also note 63' ASR boat C-26662 alongside; this boat was built by Harbor Boat Building, Terminal Island, CA in 1944.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC-317150 from the collections of the US National Archives.
There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-8 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 09 March 2016
This page was created by Gary P. Priolo and is maintained by David L. Wright|