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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Nickname - "The New Yorker"
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 - Philippine Liberation Medal
APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
Built by Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
Ordered, 15 January 1944
Laid down, 05 August 1944
Launched, 04 September 1944
Delivered and placed in service, LT Richard Stoler Myers, USNR, in charge, 10 October 1944
During World War II APL-11 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Towed from Boston to San Diego with APL-12 by ATA-214, 13 November 1944-xx January 1945
Towed from San Diego to Pearl Harbor with APL-12 by ATA-201, 26 January-12 February 1945
Towed from Eniwetok to Ulithi by ATA-201, 10-17 April 1945
Towed from Ulithi to San Pedro Bay, PI by Current (ARS-22), 19-24 May 1945
Towed from San Pedro Bay to Hong Kong by Tolowa (ATF-116), 19 October-xx October 1945
APL-11 served at Hong Kong through at least April 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 01 September 1973
Final Disposition, sunk as a aerial target by ComNavAirPac, 18 March 1974
Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
Draft 8' 6" (lim)
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
Diesel 1,000 Bbls
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||APL-11 moored at Boston Navy Yard, 04 October 1944.
Boston Navy Yard photo # BOSTS-10120
|National Park Service, Charlestown, Boston Naval Shipyard
||APL-11 anchored in the Philippines, circa 1945. Since APL's were un-named the crews often gave them unofficial names of famous luxury hotels, hence APL-11 was known as "The New Yorker".
||Capt. Steve Myers, USN (Ret.) for his father, LT Richard Stoler Myers USNR APL-11
||APL-11 at Mare Island, 20 September 1946. It appears she was being used by the yard to berth sailors of decommissioning ships. APL-11 was dry docked at the yard from 27 September to 11 October 1946. The last log entry for her was a fire call on 24 December 1946. What happen after that date is not indicated in the shipyard logs. Note "The New Yorker" painted on her deck housing.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3404-46
There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-11 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 09 March 2016
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