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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
|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.
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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||USS Greene (APD-36), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS
|CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
||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
|01||CDR. CDR Briggs, Josephus Asa ;RADM||28 June 1940 - May 1942|
|02||LCDR Parr, Warren Sherman||May 1942 - July 1942|
|03||LCDR. Bellis, Louis Joseph||July 1942 - May 13 1943
|04||LCDR. Lewis, Joseph Seaman||13 May 1943 - December 1943
|05||LCDR. Scarfe Jr., George Oscar||December 1943 - May 1945
|06||LT. Roosevelt, Joseph William||May 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
Last Updated 14 August 2015
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