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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.
    Complement 130
    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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    Noa 26k 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
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