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USS Greene (APD-36)
USS Greene (AVD-13) (1941 - 1944)
USS Greene (DD-266) (1920 - 1941)
USS Greene (Destroyer No. 266) (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Golf - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Destroyer clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

Clemson Class Destroyer:
  • Laid down, 3 June 1918, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 2 November 1918
  • Commissioned USS Greene (Destroyer No. 266), 9 May 1919, CDR. R. A. Theobald USN in command
  • Designated (DD-266), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 17 June 1922, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 28 June 1940, at San Diego, CA.
  • Converted to a Seaplane Tender (Destroyer) at San Francisco, CA.
  • Redesignated (AVD-13), 6 April 1941
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.;
  • Redesignated (APD-36), 1 February 1944
  • During World War II USS Greene was first assigned to the Europe- Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater participating in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Task Group 21.12 (2) Okinawa Gunto operation (1)
    Invasion of Southern France (1) .

  • Ran aground at Kutaka, Okinawa as result of 9 October 1945 typhoon
  • Decommissioned, 23 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, 2 November 1946
  • USS Greene received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement; 1,215 t.
    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; geared turbines, 26,500shp, two propellers

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    Greene 96k USS Greene (APD-36), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS
    CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
    Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
    Greene 131k High-speed Transports (APD) at Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, in late 1944. The APDs present, in center, are: USS Greene (APD-36) -- closest to camera; USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) -- next inboard; USS Barry (APD-29); USS Roper (APD-20); and USS Tattnall (APD-19). At the extreme right is USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427). This photograph was dated January 1945, but was taken at least a month earlier. Note old fort in the background.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-302954, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Greene AVD-13 /APD-36
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heriage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. CDR Briggs, Josephus Asa ;RADM28 June 1940 - May 1942
    02LCDR Parr, Warren ShermanMay 1942 - July 1942
    03LCDR. Bellis, Louis JosephJuly 1942 - May 13 1943
    04LCDR. Lewis, Joseph Seaman13 May 1943 - December 1943
    05LCDR. Scarfe Jr., George OscarDecember 1943 - May 1945
    06LT. Roosevelt, Joseph WilliamMay 1945 - November 23 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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