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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 5 September 1944, at Everett Pacific, Everett, WA.
  • Launched, 12 October 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 17 January 1945
  • Active in service at Naval Station Mayport, FL.
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,600 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 49'
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 583
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C. Ship's Service Generators
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls

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    APL-31 105k APL-32 and APL-31 at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., 26 March 1959. APL-32 had recently replaced the old Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes (IX-25).
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo
    Mike Green
    APL-31 146k APL-31 forward of APL-32 at Naval Station Annapolis, MD., 1966. The two APLs were moored stern to stern as opposed to the moorings shown in the 1947 photo above. Carey Smith, Marietta, GA.
    APL-32 95k APL-32 at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 31 October 1973.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 83850.
    Mike Green
    Swift 89k APL-32 in the background as Swift (HSV-2) enters Naval Station Mayport, FL., 6 April 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070406-N-4049C-044 MAYPORT, Fla. (April 6, 2007) by Mass Communication Specialist Patrick J. Cook.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-32 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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