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Nickname - "The Biltmore"

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(jg) L R Brant, USNR, in charge, 24 October 1944
  • During World War II APL-12 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Towed from Boston to San Diego with APL-11 by ATA-214, 13 November 1944-xx January 1945
  • Broke loose from tow, 18 November 1944
  • Recovered by Umpqua (ATO-25) on 19th and delivered to Miami, 22 November 1944
  • Towed from San Diego to Pearl Harbor with APL-11 by ATA-201, 26 January-12 February 1945
  • Towed from Ulithi to San Pedro Bay, PI by Chowanoc (ATF-100), 19-24 May 1945
  • Departed Leyte for Okinawa in tow of Arikara (ATF-99), 23 September 1945
  • Tow lost in heavy seas about 240 miles SE of Formosa, 30 September 1945
  • Intentionally beached on Yonakuni Shima, Okinawa during Typhoon Louise, 02 October 1945
  • Refloated by Preserver (ARS-8) and Moctobi (ATF-105), 24 October 1945
  • Given limited repairs for local use
  • Intentionally destroyed with demolition charges, 26 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
    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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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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