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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 bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines 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 served in the American Theater and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater as AVD-13 and DD-255 and as
APD-36 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater assigned to TransDiv One Hundred Two, CDR. W. S. Parsons, USN and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Task Group 21.12, 20 April to 20 June 1943
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 April to 20 June 1945
|Invasion of Southern France, 14 August to 19 September 1944
Ran aground at Kutaka, Okinawa as result of 9 October 1945 typhoon
Decommissioned, 23 November 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
USS Greene received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned three battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, destroyed, 2 November 1946
Displacement 2,130 t.(fl)
Draft 9' 10"
Speed 27.7 kts.
Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
three single 3"/50 cal gun mounts
two single 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 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Curtis-type turbines
two Yarrow boilers 250psi Sat°
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
twin propellers, 27,000shp
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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 DD-266 / AVD-13 /APD-36
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|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 19 May 2018
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