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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

APL-47 was transferred to Turkey and redesignated TCG Y38
APL-41 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 17 October 1944, at Puget Sound Bridge and Dredge Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 5 January 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Turkey under the Security Assistance Program (SAP), 17 August 1987
  • Commissioned into the Turkish Navy as TCG Y38
  • Redesignated TCG Y38, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, active in Turkish Navy
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,600 t.(fl)
    Length 261' 2"
    Beam 49' 2"
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Total Accommodations
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 583
    Troop Capacity 583 Enlisted
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    Fuel Capacity1,600 Bbls

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    APL-47 410k Ex-APL-46 in Turkish Naval service as TCG Y38, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    APL-47 307k TCG Y38, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    APL-47 36k Drawing of TCG Y38 by CŁneyt Demir CŁneyt Demir
    APL-47 86k Ex-APL-53 in Turkish Naval service as TCG BNB.Metin SULUS (Y39) and ex-APL-47 in Turkish Naval service as TCG YZB.Nasit ONGOREN GRAIN, Istanbul with Kasimpasa Naval Hospital in the background, date unknown. Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-47 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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