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USS Humphreys (APD-12)
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USS Humphreys (DD-235) (1920 - 1942) (1945)


Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Kilo - Xray
NUKX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal


Clemson Class Destroyer:
  • Laid Down, 31 July 1918, at New York Shipbuilding Corp. Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 28 July 1919
  • Commissioned at Philadelphia, PA., USS Humphreys (DD-236), 21 July 1920, CDR. W. Baggaley in command
  • Decommissioned, 10 January 1930, at Philadelphia
  • Recommissioned, 13 June 1932, at Philadelphia
  • Decommissioned, 14 September 1939, at San Diego, CA.
  • Recommissioned, 26 September 1939
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Redesignated (APD-12), 1 December 1942
  • During World War II USS Humphreys was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Woodlark Island, 23 June 1943
    Lae occupation, 4 to 7 and 10 September 1943
    Finschhafen occupation, 22 and 30 September 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 6 to 10 January 1945
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 15 December 1943
    Cape Gloucester landings, New Britain, 26 December 1943
    Admiralty Island landings, 29 February 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 8 March 1945
    Hollandia operation
    Humboldt Bay, 22 April 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto (Keise Shima), 31 March to 3 April 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 18 to 21 October 1944
     

  • Reverted to a Destroyer and redesignated (DD-236), 20 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, 26 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to National Metals and Steel Corp, Terminal Island, CA.
  • USS Humphreys received seven battle stars for World War II service.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,215 t.
    Length 314' 4"
    Beam 31' 8"
    Draft 9' 10"
    Speed 33.3 kts.
    Complement 130
    Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
    Armament
    three single 4"/50 gun mounts
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    five single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one depth charge rack
    four depth charge projectors
    Propulsion two geared turbines, two propellers, 26,500 shp

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    Humphreys 24k USS Humphreys (APD-12) underway, circa 1943, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Humphreys 37k USS Humphreys (APD-12) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Ted Majusick and CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
    Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
    Humphreys 144k One of USS Humphrey's (APD-12) LCP(L)'s unloading troops, date and location unknown. Paul Rebold and Ted Majusick

    USS Humphreys (APD-12)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    CDR. Baggaley, William21.07.1920 - ~ 1921DD-236
    CDR. Manahan, Stewart Allan :COMO00.08.1929 - 00.12.1930DD-236
    Decommissioned10.01.1930 - 13.06.1932.
    CDR. Grassie, Herbert John~ 1936 - ~ 1937DD-236
    Decommissioned14.09.1939 - 26.09.1939.
    LCDR Southworth, Harrison Belknap ;RADM~ 1940 - ~ 1941DD-236
    LCDR Walls, John Katz~ - 20.08.1942DD-236
    LCDR Peden, Robert Carl29.08.1942 - 00.08.1942DD-236
    LCDR Schwartz, Frank Dewey ;RADM ~ 1944 - ~APD-12
    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
    Email: apdsec@san.rr.com

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