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Nickname - "Casa Marina"
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, 12 July 1944
  • Launched, 19 September 1944
  • Placed in service, 06 January 1945
  • During World War II APL-10 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Towed from New Orleans to Pearl Harbor by ATA-187, January-February 1945
  • Towed from Pearl Harbor to Eniewtok by ATA-214, 23 March-14 April 1945
  • Towed from Ulithi to Leyte by ATA-186, 07-13 May 1945
  • Stationed at Leyte, May-September 1945
  • Towed from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Shanghai, China by ATA-122, 21-28 October 1945
  • Stationed at Shanghai through at least April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 06 August 1974
  • Sold to Arctic Trading & Transportation Co., Juneau, AK, and placed in service as merchant barge Western Trader (ON 561018), circa 1974
  • Sold to Marine Leasing Corp., Seattle, WA, renamed MLC 263, date unknown
  • Sold to Seley Family Limited Partnership, Ketchikan, AK, renamed SC 263, date unknown
  • Final disposition, fate unknown, documents expired September 2015
    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-10 191k APL-10 moored at Shanghai, China, circa November 1945. The name "Casa Marina" was unofficial, but made its way into official documents.
    Photo courtesy
    Robert Hurst

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

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    Last Updated 16 December 2015