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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
    Beam 49'
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls
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    APL-11 15k 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 103k 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 90k 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
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-11 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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