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Nickname - "Astor"
APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL (YN 118)
  • Ordered as YF-629, 09 November 1943
  • Reclassified APL-18, 07 January 1944
  • Laid down, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 02 July 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 29 September 1944
  • Current Disposition, APL-18 is part of the CincPacFlt Berthing and Messing Program and is berthed at "Mole" pier, NavSta San Diego, CA.
    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-18 70k USS APL-18 (Hotel Barge), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    APL-18 68k APL-18 moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., 2004. Bob Gregory, COMPACFLT N43 Berthing & Messing PMgr
    APL-18 58k APL-18 moored pierside at Naval Base Point Loma, CA.,18 October 2009 Photo by Derick S. Hartshorn

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-18 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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