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USS Talbot (APD-7)
USS Talbot (DD-114) (1920 - 1940)
USS Talbot (Destroyer #114) (1918 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Lima - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 16 November 1943) - World War I Victory Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Destroyer clasp)
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (9)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Wickes Class Destroyer:
  • Laid down, 12 July 1917, at William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched, 20 February 1918
  • Commissioned USS Talbot (Destroyer No. 114), 20 July 1918, LCDR. Isaac P. Dortch in command
  • Designated (DD-114), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 31 March 1923, at San Diego CA.
  • Recommissioned, 31 May 1930, at San Diego, CA.
  • Converted to High-speed Transport and redesignated USS Talbot (APD-7), 21 October 1942
  • During World War II USS Talbot was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    New Georgia Group operations
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vanunu occupation, 30 June 1943
    Vella Lavella occupation, 15 August 1943
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 18 October 1944
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landing, 27 October 1943
    Occupation of Cape Torokina, 17 November 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Green Islands landing, 30-31 January and 15 February 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 February 1945
    Hollandia operations
    Aitape Humboldt Bay- Tanahmerah Bay, 22 April 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operations
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 22 to 30 April and 22 May to 6 June 1945
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June 1944
  • While assigned to Commander South Pacific Force and South Pacific Area USS Talbot came under the command of:
    TransDiv Twelve, CDR. Hugh W. Hadley, USN (22)
  • While assigned to Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet USS Talbot came under the command of:
    TransDiv One-Hundred, CDR. R.A. Wilhelm, USNR
  • Reverted to Destroyer (DD-114), 16 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, 9 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 January 1946, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • USS Talbot earned nine battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 1,154 t. 1,600 t.(fl)
    Length 314' 5"
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 9' 10"
    Speed 35.2 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 98
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 144
    Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
    three single 3"/50 dual purpose 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
    two Fore River Curtis design geared turbines
    two Yarrow boilers, 250psi Sat.
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    two turbo-drive 60Kw, 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 27,000shp

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    Talbot 143k Forward plan view of USS Talbot (APD-7) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 11 March 1943. Talbot was at Mare Island from 6 February to 16 March 1943 for repairs.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1723-3-43, 3/11/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Talbot 138k Aft plan view of USS Talbot (APD-7) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 11 March 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1723-3-43, 3/11/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Talbot 70k Bow on view of USS Talbot (APD-7) off Mare Island, 12 March 1943. One of the yards YTL's is to the left apparently coming alongside to pick up the harbor pilot. Note the figure over the starboard side
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1746-3-43, 3/12/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Talbot 928k USS Talbot (APD-7) approaching USS Chandeleur (AV-10) for refueling, 6 April1943.
    Photo File name DD 114-2 APD-7 Apr 43 from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Talbot 729k USS Talbot (APD-7) underway in San Francisco Bay after her 1944 overhaul at Hunters Point Navy Yard.
    Photo File name DD 114-3 APD-7 from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Talbot 36k USS Talbot (APD-7) underway enroute to Hawaii after completion conversion at Mare Island, March 1943. Stuart Hepburn
    Talbot 686k USS Talbot (APD-7) refueling while at sea from USS Adair (APA-91), date and location unknown. Paul Rebold

    USS Talbot (DD-114 / APD-7)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Morgan, Charles Cushman, USN (USNA 1933)24 February 1943 - 12 June 1945
    02LCDR. Still, Kenneth Byron, USNR12 June 1945 - 9 July 1945
    03LT. Streeter, Frank Stewart, USNR (O-in-C)9 July 1945 - 8 August 1945
    04LCDR. Still, Kenneth Byron, USNR8 August 1945 - 9 October 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    "The Green Dragons" Four-stack APD destroyer-transports in World War Two
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