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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

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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-41 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Willamette Iron and Steel, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 6 February 1945
  • Delivered, 30 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS APL-42, 1 May 1945 at Charleston Naval Shipyard
  • Decommissioned and placed in service, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, active in service at US Naval Shipyard Norfolk, Portsmouth, VA.
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,600 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 49' 2"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Crew Accommodation
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Troop Capacity
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel drive 100Kw 450 AC
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls

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    APL-42 98k APL-42 under tow by USS Sagamore (ATA-208) she pulls into the Azores for refueling. The trip across the Atlantic lasted from 24 April to 27 June 1961.
    Photos courtesy the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, contributed by George Antellas USS Sagamore.
    Robert Hurst
    APL-42 82k

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-42 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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