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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 Destroyer 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
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 1,215 t.(fl)
Length 314' 4"
Beam 31' 8"
Draft 9' 10"
Speed 33.3 kts.
Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
three single 4"/50 gun mounts
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
five single 20mm AA gun mounts
one depth charge track
four depth charge projectors
Propulsion two geared turbines, two propellers, 26,500 shp
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||USS Noa (APD-24) underway, date and place unknown.
||CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
USS Noa (APD-24)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
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 21 December 2007
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