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USS Liddle (APD-60)
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USS Liddle (DE-206) (1943 - 1944)
November - Foxtrot - India - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 7 December 1944) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba)
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia and Europe clasps)
Fourth Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba, 1-Dominican Republic) - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)
Purple Heart (38-KIA 7 December 1944)
Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 8 June 1943, as a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston S.C.
Launched, 9 August 1943
Commissioned USS Liddle (DE-206), 6 December 1943, LCDR. R. M. Hinckley, Jr., in command
Converted to a High-speed Transport at New York
Redesignated (APD-60), 5 July 1944
During World War II USS Liddle (APD-60) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Transportation Division 103 and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
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Leyte landings, 19 and 29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay landing, 7 to 8 December 1944
Brunei Bay operation, 10 June 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 4 July 1945
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
Following World War II USS Liddle was assigned to Occupation and China service from 2 September to 29 October 1945
Decommissioned 18 June 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Recommissioned 27 October 1950 at Green Cove Springs
Following recommissioning USS Liddle was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following two periods; 26 June to 20 September 1951 and 20 September 1953 to 24 January 1954
Assigned to Reserve Training at New Orleans, 21 March 1958
Decommissioned, 2 February 1959
Recommissioned, 29 November 1961
Decommissioned, 18 March 1967 at Norfolk, VA.
From her homeport at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, at Norfolk,VA. Liddle was ordered to Orange, TX. to retrieve USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) from the Reserve Fleet. Beverly W. Reid was towed back to Norfolk where Liddle's crew decommission her and simultaneously reactivated Beverly W. Reid. Upon the decommissioning of Liddle on 18 March 1967 her former crew manned and recommissioned Beverly W. Reid the same day.
Robert Narvaez RD2 (Diver) USN USS Liddle and USS Beverly W. Reid
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 April 1967
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 June 1967, to North American Smelting Co.
USS Liddle (APD-60) earned three battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' (oa)
Beam 36' 10"
Draft 13' 6" (max)
Speed 24 kts.
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Troop Capacity 162
Boats four LCVP landing craft
one 5"/38 MK30 dual purpose gun mount
six twin 40mm MK1 AA gun mounts
six single 20mm Mk4 AA gun mounts
two MK9 depth charge release tracks
Propulsion two GE turbines, (turbo-electric drive), two boilers two shafts, 12,000 shp
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||USS Liddle (APD-60) detailed profile drawing.
||©John Robert Barrett
||USS Liddle (APD-60) moored pierside, at a US Navy Drydock, Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA., date unknown.
US Navy photo
||USS Liddle (APD-60) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy
in World War II
||USS Liddle (APD-60) underway, date and location unknown.
||Oliver W Kruger, YN3, USN, USS Liddle, February 1954 to June 1955
||USS Liddle (APD-60) and the soon to be recommissioned USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) moored pierside at pier 11, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA., circa November 1966.
USS Liddle (APD-60)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Photographs from the USS Liddle DE-206/APD-60
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 4 November 2011
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