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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 Destroyer clasp)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
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 WWII USS Stringham was assigned to both the Europe-Afria-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
Decommissioned, 25 September 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 May 1946, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
USS Herbert received six battle stars for World War II service
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 7 April 2017
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