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APL-24


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 24 July 1944, at Pollack-Stockton Ship Building Co., Stockton, CA.
  • Launched, 26 September 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 24 July 1945, at Stockton, CA.
  • Detached from the 12th Naval District, 6 December 1945
  • Towed to San Diego, placed in service 14 December 1945
  • Placed out of service, 24 March 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1962
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 31 August 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Current Disposition, since 1962 ex-APL-24 has served as the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet (SBRF) Headquarters for the Maritime Administration (MARAD)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,660 t.(fl)
    Length 261' 2"
    Beam 49' 2"
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Accommodation
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls
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    APL-24 79k Ex-APL-24 moored at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. where she serves as MARAD barge FB-62 the Maritime Administration as headquarters for the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, circa November/December 2006. Christopher Edwards
    APL-24 130k MARAD barge FB-62 moored at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., circa November/December 2006. Christopher Edwards
    APL-24 70k MARAD barge FB-62 moored at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., circa November/December 2006. Christopher Edwards
    APL-24 91k MARAD barge FB-62, serving as the barracks support ship for the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, CA. She had probably been employed as such since the Navy transferred her to MARAD in 1962. The tug might be the former Winnemucca (YTB-785), which was in the Suisun Bay NDRF from 1996 until sold by the Navy for commercial use in January 2004. The derrick barge bears a strong resemblance to the Navy's numerous seaplane wrecking barges (YSD), which were only five feet shorter than Winnemucca. The Navy disposed of four of these in the 1990s including YSD-53, transferred to MARAD, 20 April 1992.
    Photo No. MARAD 5492_FB-62.jpg
    Mike Green
    APL-24 68k MARAD barge FB-62 moored at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., date unknown. Photo from "Warship Boneyards", by Kit and Carolyn Bonner, authors collection. Robert Hurst

    APL-24
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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