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USS Manley (APD-1)
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USS Manley (AG-28) (1938 - 1940)
USS Manley (DD-74) (1920 - 1938)
USS Manley (Destroyer No. 74) (1917 - 1920)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Delta - Papa
NIDP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation - World War I Victory Medal (with Destroyer clasp)
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


Caldwell Class Destroyer:
  • Laid down, 22 April 1913, at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched, 28 August 1917
  • Commissioned, USS Manley (Destroyer No. 74), 15 October 1917, CDR. Robert L. Berry, in command
  • Designated (DD-74), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 14 June 1922
  • Recommissioned, 1 May 1930
  • Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG-28), 28 November 1938
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport and redesignated (APD-1), 2 August 1940, LCDR. L. M. Shepherd Jr. USNR (May 1945)
  • During WWII USS Manley was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short
    TransDiv One Hundred Two, CDR. J. N. Hughes USN (31) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal, 5 September 1942 Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 10 October to 29 November 1944
    Marshall Islands operation
    Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 23 July 1944
     

  • Reverted to (DD-74), 23 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, 19 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 6 December 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Northern Metal Co., Philadelphia PA,. 26 November 1946
  • USS Manley was awarded a Navy Unit Commendation and earned five battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,126 t.(lt) 1,600 t.(fl)
    Length 315' 6"
    Beam 31' 3"
    Draft 10' 9" (lim)
    Speed 27.2 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    8 officers
    98 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    3 officers
    144 enlisted
    Boats four LCP(L) landing craft
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal. gun mounts
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    five single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one depth charge rack
    four depth charge projectors
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 2,380 Bbls
    Diesel 55 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Curtis design geared turbines
    two Normand boilers 250psi, Sat°
    single Main Reduction Gears
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin propellers, 30,000 shp

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    USS Manley (AG-28)
    Manley 110k USS Manley (AG-28) in 1938 after a partial conversion to carry a landing force. Manley later underwent an additional conversion which included removal of her two forward stacks. She was then redesignated High-speed Transport (APD-1), 2 August 1940.
    US Navy photo from DANFS
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Manley 92k USS Manley (AG-28) at Staten Island circa December 1938, shortly after her conversion. Replacing her torpedo tubes were six sets of davits: four conventional sets and two frames designed to handle the new landing craft.
    US Navy photo via Ted Stone from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
    Robert Hurst
    Manley 184k USS Manley (AG-28) moored pierside at Staten Island circa December 1938.
    US Navy photo.
    Paul Rebold
    Manley 155k USS Manley (AG-28) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Paul Rebold
    USS Manley (APD-1)
    Manley 194k USS Manley (APD-1) steaming through the Cape Cod Canal, 23 September 1940, following conversion to a high-speed transport. Note the Higgins Boat landing craft on her davits and the external degaussing cable on her hull below the deck edge.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 50288. Courtesy of Ted Stone.
    Mike Green
    Manley 93k USS Manley (APD-1) in the fall of 1942, fully converted, with her forward boilers replaced by troop spaces, her two waist 4" guns replaced by a single centerline weapon, and four single 20mm AA gun mounts added. Barely visible atop her mast is a Canadian-supplied radar using a single Yagi antenna. The boats are 36-ft Higgins LCPLs. The ship in the background is one of the three Joseph Hewes - class attack transports.
    US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
    Robert Hurst
    Manley 75k USS Manley (APD-1) at anchor in the fall of 1942, location unknown.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-67743, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Tracy White
    Manley 35k USS Manley (APD-1) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, October 1947
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Manley 72k USS Manley (APD-1) (plan view - aft) moored pierside, Hunters Point Navy Yard, San Francisco, CA., 30 July 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5523-43, 7/30/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Manley 71k USS Manley (APD-1) (plan view - forward) moored pierside, Hunters Point Navy Yard, San Francisco, CA., 30 July 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5524-43, 7/30/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Manley 65k USS Manley (APD-1) (broadside view) underway in San Francisco Bay off Hunters Point Navy Yard., 30 July 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5528-43, 7/30/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Manley 58k USS Manley (APD-1) (bow on view) underway in San Francisco Bay off Hunters Point Navy Yard, 30 July 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 553043, 7/30/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Manley 71k USS Manley (APD-1) alongside USS John Rodgers (DD-574), in the attack force during the Marianas operation, circa June or July 1944. Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine

    Bureau of Ships Camouflage Schemes Intended for Manley Class High-speed Transports
    Measure 31 Design 12T approved by CAPT. Torvald A. Solberg, USN, dated 18 August 1944
    Measure 31 Design 20T approved by CDR. Wallace S. Newton, USN, dated 18 August 1944
    Measure 31 Design 15T
    Official U.S. Navy Photographs, now in the collections of the National Archives.
    Submitted by Paul Rebold
    Manley
    Measure 31 Design 12T
    Starboard side,
    superstructure ends and exposed decks
    Photo # 80-G-172536
    Manley
    Measure 31 Design 12T
    Port side
    Photo # 80-G-172537
    Manley
    Measure 31 Design 20T
    Starboard side
    Photo # 80-G-177467
    Manley
    Measure 31 Design 20T
    Port side
    Photo # 80-G-177468
    Manley
    Measure 31 Design 15T
    Port and
    Starboard sides

    USS Manley (DD-74 / APD-1)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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