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USS Brooks (APD-10)
USS Brooks (DD-232) (1920 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Foxtrot - Victor
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
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Clemson Class Destroyer:
  • Laid Down, 11 June 1918, at New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 24 April 1919
  • Commissioned, 18 June 1920, as USS Brooks (Destroyer No. 232), LT. D. M. Dalton in command
  • Designated (DD-232) 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned and laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 20 January 1931
  • Recommissioned at Philadelphia, 18 June 1932
  • Decommissioned, at Philadelphia, 2 September 1938
  • Recommissioned 25 May 1939
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Seattle, WA. and redesignated (APD-10), 1 December 1942
  • During World War II USS Brooks (APD-10) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 and 28 to 29 December 1943
    Admiralty Islands landings, 29 February to 5 March and 19 March 1944
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 14 to 22 June 1944
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4 to 14 September 1943
    Finschhafen occupation, 22 and 29 to 30 September 1943
    Saidor occupation, 2 January to 17 February 1944
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 18 November to 4 December 1944
    Hollandia operation. 22 to 28 April 1944 Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 3 to 6 January 1945

  • While assigned to Commander South Pacific Force and South Pacific Area USS Brooks came under the command of TransDiv Sixteen
  • While assigned to Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet USS Brooks came under the command of TransDiv One Hundred-One, CDR. J.S. Horner, USNR
  • Decommissioned, 2 August 1945, at San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 September 1945
  • USS Brooks earned the Navy Unit Commendation and six battle stars for her World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 30 January 1946
    Displacement 1,215 t. 2,130 t.
    Length 314' 4"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 12' 7"
    Speed 27.6 kts.
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 192
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 150
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
    three single 3"/50 cal. 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
    NSFO2,800 Bbls
    Diesel 50 Bbls
    two Westinghouse geared turbines
    two White-Forester boilers, 250psi Sat°
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 26,500 shp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    Brooks 62k USS Brooks (APD-10) moored in a dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 4 January 1943.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives. (NARA, Record Group 19-LCM.)
    Tracy White
    Brooks 56k USS Brooks (APD-10) underway in San Francisco Bay, CA., 24 August 1944. She is painted in the green tones of Camouflage Measure 31, Design 12T. Photo - CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
    Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
    Caption - Robert Hurst
    Brooks 69k USS Brooks (APD-10) anchored at Townsville, QLD, Australia, 18 June 1943.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302519
    Mike Green
    Brooks 173k USS Brooks (APD-10) in San Francisco Bay, CA., 24 August 1944.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 91790. Courtesy of A.D. Baker III., 1981.
    Mike Green

    USS Brooks (DD-232 / APD-10)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    APD-10 Commanding Officers
    LCDR. Singleton Jr., Charles Tod ? - 1942
    LCDR. Allen, Charles Vern? - 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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