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APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 May 1944, as Covered Lighter YF-629 at Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL.
  • Redesignated Barracks Craft APL-18 while under construction
  • Launched, 2 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS APL-18, 1 September 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • APL-18 is part of the CincPacFlt Berthing and Messing Program and is berthed at "Mole" pier, NavSta San Diego, CA.
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,580 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 49'
    Draft 11'
    Complement unknown
    Accommodations 5 Officers, 358 Enlisted;

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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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