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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:
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.
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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 landings, 12 to 20 October 1944
Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
|Minesweeping Operations Pacific, 29 November to 19 December 1945
Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1945
Displacement 1,060 t.
Length 314' 4"
Beam 30' 6"
Draft 11' 4"
Speed 28.7 kts.
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
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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||USS Herbert (APD-22) underway, date and location unknown.
||CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
||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
Last Updated 19 May 2018
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