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APL-15
ex
YF-609


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Nashville Bridge Co, Nashville, TN
  • Ordered as YF-609, 03 May 1943
  • Reclassified APL-15, 12 August 1943
  • Laid down, 29 October 1943
  • Launched, 29 January 1944
  • Delivered, 01 August 1944
  • Placed in service, 05 August 1944, LT Thompson Morrison, USNR, in charge
  • Towed from New Orleans to Pearl Harbor, via Key West and Canal Zone, by WSA tug Scotch Cap, 26 August-02 November 1944
  • Towed from Pearl Harbor to by WSA tug Point Arena, 19 November-04 December 1944
  • APL-15 was assigned to Naval Operating Base, Guam from March 1945 to at least January 1946
  • Current disposition, APL-15 is part of the CincPacFlt Berthing and Messing Program and is berthed at "Mole" pier, NavSta San Diego, CA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
    Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
    Beam 49'
    Draft 11'
    Accommodation 7 Officers, 677 Enlisted

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    APL-15 139k APL-15 in August 1944, probably just after completion, at Nashville, TN. Photo courtesy shipscribe.com Robert Hurst
    APL-15 44k APL-15 moored at the "mole" pier, Naval Station San Diego, CA, January 2004 Bob Gregory, COMPACFLT N43 Berthing & Messing PMgr
    APL-2 46k APL-15 and APL-2 moored at the "mole" pier, Naval Station San Diego, CA, 09 February 2004 Bob Gregory, COMPACFLT N43 Berthing & Messing PMgr
    APL-5 53k APL-15 (outboard) and APL-5 (inboard) moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA, July 2005 Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Peleliu 525k APL-15 is alongside Cushing (DD-985) at Naval Station San Diego, CA to accommodate the destroyer's crew during pre-decommissioning, circa August-September 2005. Peleliu (LHA-5) is on the far side of the pier. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    APL-15 235k APL-15 moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA, 15 August 2011 Photo by Bob Gregory, Executive Support, COMPACFLT N43

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-15 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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