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APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL (YN 120)
  • Ordered as YF-631, 09 November 1943
  • Reclassified APL-20, 07 January 1944
  • Laid down, 20 July 1944
  • Launched, 03 September 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 02 November 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1973
  • Sold, 06 November 1974
  • Placed in service as merchant barge Northern Shell (ON 571572), circa 1974
  • Renamed Northern Alaskan, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-20 105k APL-20 laid up at Stockton, CA, 20 August 1970. Stern of George A. Eastman (YAG-39) is visible at left.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 83849, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-20 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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