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USS Noa (APD-24)
USS Noa (DD-343) (1921-1943)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - India - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Yangtze Service Medal - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Clemson Class Destroyer:
Laid down, 18 November 1918, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Launched, 28 June 1918
Commissioned USS Noa (DD-343), 15 February 1921
Decommissioned, 11 November 1934, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 1 April 1940, at Philadelphia
Converted to a High-speed Transport at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Redesignated (APD-24), 24 August 1943
During World War II USS Noa was assigned to the American and Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters for convoy and ASW duties before assignment to the
Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Commander South Pacific Force and South Pacific Area, TransDiv Sixteen and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26, 28 to 29 December 1943
Green Islands landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 7 July 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 25 July 1944
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Saidor occupation, 2 January 1944
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Hollandia operation, 12 to 23 April and 5 May 1944
Final Disposition, lost due to collision with USS Fullam (DD-474) 12 September 1944, while enroute to Palau Islands
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Noa earned five battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 1,780 t.(fl)
Length 314' 4"
Beam 30' 8"
Draft 12' 3"
Speed 28.7 kts.
Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
three single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
five single 20mm AA gun mounts
one depth charge track
four depth charge projectors
NSFO 3,025 Bbls
Diesel 50 Bbls
two Westinghouse turbines
two Wheeler-Foster boilers, 250psi Sat°
single Parsons Main Reduction Gears
two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 26,000shp
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||USS Noa (APD-24) underway, date and place unknown.
||CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
||USS Fullam (DD-474) recovers USS Noa (APD-24)'s
survivors as USS Honolulu (CL-48) stands by in the background, in the morning on 12
September 1944. Noa sank after being rammed by USS Fullam (DD-474) while both were en route to the invasion of Peleliu.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-287120.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Noa (DD-343 / APD-24)
Dictionary of American Naval 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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