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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|ASW Assessment - (Sinking U-85)|
14 April 1942
|West Coast of Italy operations|
17 June 1943
|Okinawa Gunto operation
1 April to 6 June 1945
|Invasion of Southern France
14 August to 25 September 1944
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|139k||USS Roper (APD-20) is shown newly converted to a high speed transport on 21 November 1943 off the Charleston Navy Yard. Both forward stacks and their boilers have been removed for troop carrying capability. The landing craft are LCP(L)s and are used for personnel only, as her cargo carrying capacity is small.
US Navy photo
|99k||USS Roper (APD-20) at sea, 4 February 1944.||Paul Rebold|
|131k||High-speed Transports (APD) at Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, in late 1944. The APDs present, in center, are:
USS Greene (APD-36) -- closest to camera; USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) -- next inboard;
USS Barry (APD-29); USS Roper (APD-20); and USS Tattnall (APD 19). At the extreme right is Hilary P. Jones (DD 427). This photograph was dated January 1945, but was taken at least a month earlier. Note old fort in the background.
US Navy photo # 80-G-302954, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|182k||USS Roper (APD-20) showing damage by suicide plane attack, 26 May 1945.
Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 66192, courtesy Admiral H. W. Hill.
|01||CDR. Abram, Claude||15 February 1919 - October 1919||DD-147|
|02||LCDR. McClain, John Franklin||October 1919 - October 1919||DD-147|
|Decommissioned||October 1922 - 18 March 1930||DD-147|
|04||CDR. Esler, Jay, Knight||1932 - ?||DD-147|
|06||LCDR. Graf, Homer, William||1 June 1934 - July 1935||DD-147|
|08||LCDR. Hadley, Hugh William||1937 - 1938||DD-147|
|09||LT. Hines, John Fore (Firpo)||1938 - 22 April 1938||DD-147|
|10||LCDR. Hubbard, Harry, Enson||22 April 1939 - 21 June 1940||DD-147|
|11||LCDR. Richter, Henry Edward||21 June 1940 - ?||DD-147|
|12||LCDR. Howe, Hamilton Wilcox ;RADM||1941 - ?||DD-147|
|LCDR. Carter, Ulysses B.||1944 - ?||APD-20|
|American APD Corporation
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