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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal (2)

APL-54 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
  • Ordered, 31 August 1944
  • Laid down, 08 January 1945
  • Launched, 12 February 1945
  • Completed, 19 May 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, 01 June 1945
  • To National Defense Reserve Fleet, 19 August 1991
  • Struck from Naval Register, 26 October 1993
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) by Exchange/Sale for reuse/conversion, 28 September 2001
  • Registered as civilian barge APL-57 (ON 1130965), owned by T&M Barge Co., Milford, DE
  • Final dispostion, documentation expired 2008; in use as a work barge in southern New Jersey
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,580 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 49'
    Draft 11'
    Accommodation 4 Officers, 132 Enlisted

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    APL-57 361k Ex-APL-57 in use as a work barge at Shellpile, NJ, February 2016 John Curdy

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-57 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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