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USS Joseph E. Campbell (APD-49)
USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE-70) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Alpha - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

USS Joseph E. Campbell (APD-49) was sold to Chile, renamed Riquelme (APD-28)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort - Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 29 March 1943, as Joseph E. Campbell (DE-70), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham MA.
  • Launched 26 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE-70), 23 September 1943, LCDR. Jack F. Bowling Jr., USNR in command
  • Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at New York
  • Redesignated (APD-49), 24 November 1944
  • During World War II USS Joseph E. Campbell was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater as flagship for TransDiv One Hundred Seven, CAPT. N. E. Miller and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS Joseph E. Campbell was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    7 to 10 September 1945
    7 to 15 October 1945
    10 to 20 November 1945
  • Decommissioned 15 November 1946
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Sold to Chile in November 1966
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
  • USS Joseph E. Campbell earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Renamed Riquelme (APD-28), never saw active service
  • Final Disposition, used as a spare parts hulk
    APD Specifications:
    Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
    Length 306' ovl.
    Beam 37'
    Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
    Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
    Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 192
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 150
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
    Troop Accoutrements
    six 1/4 ton trucks
    two 1 ton trucks
    four ammunition carts
    four pack howitzers
    Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
    General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
    Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 2,216 Bbls
    Diesel 93 Bbls
    two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
    two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 300Kw 450V A.C.
    two 40Kw 120V D.C.
    two propellers, 12,000shp

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    Joseph E. Campbell 57k USS Joseph E. Campbell (APD-49) at anchor, date and location unknown. Paul Rebold

    USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE-70 / APD-49)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Bowling Jr., Jack French, USNR23 September 1943 - 2 February 1944DE-70
    02LT. Robertson, James McIntosh, USN2 February 1944 - 25 January 1945DE-70 / APD-49
    03LCDR, Mulcare James John Roder, USNR25 January 1945 - 25 September 1945APD-49
    04LT. Bolton, Wilson 'W', USNR25 September 1945 - 27 December 1945APD-49
    05LT. Carpenter Jr., W. C., USNR27 December 1945 - 21 January 1946APD-49
    06CDR. Higgins, John Worthen, USNR21 January 1946 - 10 February 1946APD-49
    07LCDR. Clark, William Thomas, USNR10 February 1946 - 6 April 1946APD-49
    08LCDR. Larkin Jr., Daniel Franklin, USNR6 April 1946 - 25 May 1946APD-49
    09LCDR. Beavers, Oscar Jerome, USNR24 May 1946 - 15 November 1946APD-49
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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