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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.
    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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