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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
  • Ordered, 18 November 1943
  • Laid down, 05 May 1944
  • Launched, 21 July 1944
  • Placed in service, 24 November 1944
  • During World War II APL-9 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Towed from New Orleans to Manus, via Canal Zone, Galapagos, Bora Bora and Tulagi by ATA-184, 10 December 1944-22 February 1945
  • Stationed at Manus through at least November 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 April 1974
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 14 August 1974
  • Placed in service as merchant barge MLC-260 (ON 581255), 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)
    Armament none
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw, 450V A.C.
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,600 Bbls

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    APL-9 191k APL-9 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Note the four single 20mm AA mounts on top of 03 deck. Laurie Downs for her father John Francis Hynes, SK1c(T), APL-9

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-9 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 26 March 2010