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USS Enright (APD-66)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Enright (DE-216) (1943 - 1945)
November - Foxtrot - Kilo - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
USS Enright (APD-66) was transferred to Ecuador, renamed BAE Veinticinco De Julio (E-12)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 22 February 1943, as Enright (DE-216), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 29 May 1943
Commissioned USS Enright (DE-216), 21 September 1943, LCDR. A. Wildner in command
Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
Redesignated (APD-66), 21 January 1945
During World War II USS Enright (APD-66) was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Enright was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|19 to 29 November 1945||19 to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 21 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Transferred to Ecuador, 14 June 1967, renamed BAE Veinticinco De Julio (E-12), later renamed BAE Moran Valvere (D-01), circa 1976-77
Hull renumbered twice more to (D-03) then (D-02)
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1978
USS Enright earned one battle star for World War II service
Purchased out right by the government of Ecuador, 30 August 1978
Deleted by the Ecuador Navy in 1989
Final Disposition, presumed broken up and scrapped
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
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
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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||USS Enright (APD-66) detailed profile drawing.
||©John Robert Barrett
||Undated photo of USS Enright (APD-66) at anchor while operating with landing craft.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Catalog No. L45-84.01.01
||USS Enright (APD-66) at anchor, circa post January 1945, location unknown.
||USS Enright (APD-66) docked at Shanghai on the Whangpoo River, 23 November 1945.
||Artist drawing of USS Enright (APD-66) underway. This is a generic drawing of an APD. Sailors could buy them and the seller would added the hull number to the copy sold.
| BAE Veinticinco De Julio (E-12)
||Ex-USS Enright (APD-66) at anchor, circa 1968, while in Ecuadorian service as BAE Veinticinco De Julio (E-12), location unknown.
Ecuadorian Navy photo.
USS Enright (DE-216 / APD-66)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Wildner, Adolfe||21 September 1943 to 9 March 1944||DE-216|
|02||LCDR. Hogland, Ejnar Carl, USNR||9 March 1944 to 15 June 1944||DE-216|
|03||LCDR. Church Jr., John Howard, USNR||15 June 1944 to 21 July 1944||DE-216|
|04||LCDR. Bradley Jr., Addison Bayard, USNR||21 July 1944 to 3 March 1945||DE-216 / APD-66|
|05||LCDR. Folkes Jr., William Francis, USNR||3 March 1945 to 16 January 1946||APD-66|
|06||LTjg. Van Vleck, Martin Earl||15 January 1946 to 21 June 1946||APD-66|
|Courtesy USS Enright Web Site and Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Enright (DE-216 - APD-66)
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 3 July 2020
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