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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:
|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
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 landings, 18 November to 4 December 1944
|Hollandia operation. 22 to 28 April 1944
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"
Draft 12' 7"
Speed 27.6 kts.
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
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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||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.)
||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
||USS Brooks (APD-10) anchored at Townsville, QLD, Australia, 18 June 1943.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302519
||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.
USS Brooks (DD-232 / APD-10)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|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
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