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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

APL-41 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 29 December 1944, at Willamette Iron and Steel, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 30 April 1945
  • Delivered, 28 July 1945, and placed in service
  • APL-44 was towed to the Far East for station duty at Shanghai, China
  • Following World War II USS APL-44 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    20 October to 20 December 194521 December 1945 to 7 April 1946
    8 to 10 April 1945 

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 November 1992 to be disposed of by Navy sale
  • Final Disposition, sold for commercial service, date unknown
    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-44 39k APL-44 moored in the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, circa 1946. Courtesy James E Walker ENC(SS) Ret.
    Green Mountain State 56k Ex-APL-44 moored to starboard of SS Green Mountain State (ACS-9) in a shipyard, date and place unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo.
    MARAD web site

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-44 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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