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

APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL (YN 117)
  • Ordered as YF-628, 09 November 1943
  • Reclassified APL-17, 07 January 1944
  • Laid down, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 02 July 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, LT David G. Dwight, USNR, in charge, 20 September 1944
  • Towed from New Orleans to Admiralty Islands with APL-8 by ATA-177, October-December 1944
  • Stationed in Leyte Gulf, February 1945 to unknown date
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 August 1969
  • Final disposition, sold for scrap, 14 January 1971
    Specifications As Built:
    Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
    Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
    Beam 48'
    Draft 10'
    Crew Accommodations
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 66
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 0
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel drive 100Kw 450 AC
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls
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    APL-17 121k APL-17 under tow near her builders yard, Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL. Photo dated 08 October 1944.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-73817, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Bob Gregory, Executive Support, COMPACFLT N43

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-17 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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