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USS Herbert (APD-22)
USS Herbert (DD-160) (1919 - 1943)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - India - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Wickes Class Destroyer:
  • Laid Down, 9 April 1918, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 May 1919
  • Commissioned USS Herbert (Destroyer No. 160), 21 November 1919
  • Designated (DD-160), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 27 June 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Recommissioned, 1 May 1930
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Redesignated (APD-22), 22 November 1943
  • During World War II USS Herbert (APD-22) was assigned to the American Theater, Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation
    Aitape Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay, 21 April and 2 to 9 May 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 12 February to 16 March 1945
    Western New Guinea operations
    Biak Island operation, 27 May 1944
    Cape Sanspor operation, 30 to 31 July 1944
    Morotai Landings, 15 September 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 20 May 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 12 to 20 October 1944
    Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
    Minesweeping Operations Pacific, 29 November to 19 December 1945
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1945
  • While assigned to Commander South Pacific Force and South Pacific Area USS Herbert came under the command of TransDiv Fourteen
  • While assigned to Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet USS Herbert came under the command of TransDiv One Hundred, CDR. R. A. Wilhelm USNR
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • USS Herbert earned seven battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 May 1946, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
    Displacement 1,060 t.
    Length 314' 4"
    Beam 30' 6"
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 28.7 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 98
    Troop Accommodations Enlisted 144
    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 track
    four depth charge projectors
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 2,380 Bbls
    Diesel 55 Bbls
    two New York Shipbuilding Parsons-type geared turbines
    two Thorny boilers, 250psi Sat°
    single De Laval Main Reduction Gears
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 26,000shp

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    Herbert 26k USS Herbert (APD-22) underway, date and location unknown. CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
    Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
    Herbert 228k Ex-USS Herbert (APD-22) at Cape May, New Jersey on 5-6 January 1946. She has been stricken and is awaiting sale for scrapping. Ex-USS King (DD-242) is inboard of Herbert.
    Photographed by Ted Stone. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 66836
    Photo - Paul Rebold
    Caption - Robert Hurst

    USS Herbert (DD-160) / USS Herbert(APD-22)
    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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