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USS Dent (APD-9)
USS Dent (DD-116) (1920 - 1943)
USS Dent (Destroyer #116) (1918 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Golf - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Destroyer clasp) - American Defense Service Medal (with with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal

Wickes Class Destroyer:
  • Laid Down, 30 August 1917, at William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched, 23 March 1918
  • Commissioned USS Dent (Destroyer No 116), 9 September 1918, CDR. B. C. Allen in command
  • Redesignated (DD-116) 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 7 June 1922, at San Diego, CA.
  • Recommissioned, 15 May 1930
  • Entered Rotating Reserve at San Diego, 18 December 1934
  • Returned to Active Commissioned Status, 10 June 1935
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Seattle. WA.
  • Redesignated (APD-9), 7 March 1943
  • During World War II USS Dent (APD-9) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomons, 8 June 1943
    Hollandia operation, 31 April and 2 May 1944
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 30 June and 4 to 5 July 1943
    Vella Lavella occupation, 15 and 31 August 1943
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 21 to 26 June 1944
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landing, 27 October 1943
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 6, 11 and 17 November 1943

  • While assigned to Commander South Pacific Force and South Pacific Area USS Waters came under the command of:
    TransDiv Twelve, CDR. Hugh W. Hadley, USN (22)
  • While assigned to Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet USS Waters was assigned to Transports Pacific
  • Decommissioned, 4 December 1945, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
  • USS Dent earned five battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 13 June 1946
    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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    Dent 35k USS Dent (APD-9) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
    Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
    Dent 130k USS Dent (APD-9) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Paul Rebold
    Dent 77k USS Dent (APD-9) underway in Tulagi harbor, Solomon Islands, 25 July 1943. In the left background is USS Honolulu (CL-48), which was damaged by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 July 1943.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-258922 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Dent (DD-116 / APD-9)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    American APD Corporation
    Four Stack APD Veterans

    Contact: CWO3 Curtis G. Clark USN Ret.
    Address: 3080 Monarch St.,San Diego CA. 92123
    Phone:: 858 427-6696

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