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USS Enright (APD-66)
USS Enright (DE-216) (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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 194519 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
    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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    USS Enright (APD-66)
    Enright 139k USS Enright (APD-66) detailed profile drawing. ©John Robert Barrett
    238k 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
    Mike Green
    Enright 42k USS Enright (APD-66) at anchor, circa post January 1945, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Enright 61k
    Enright 66k
    Enright 380k USS Enright (APD-66) docked at Shanghai on the Whangpoo River, 23 November 1945. Robert Hurst
    Enright 59k 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. Robert Hurst
    BAE Veinticinco De Julio (E-12)
    Enright 45k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Enright (DE-216 / APD-66)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Wildner, Adolfe21 September 1943 to 9 March 1944DE-216
    02LCDR. Hogland, Ejnar Carl, USNR9 March 1944 to 15 June 1944DE-216
    03LCDR. Church Jr., John Howard, USNR15 June 1944 to 21 July 1944DE-216
    04LCDR. Bradley Jr., Addison Bayard, USNR21 July 1944 to 3 March 1945DE-216 / APD-66
    05LCDR. Folkes Jr., William Francis, USNR3 March 1945 to 16 January 1946APD-66
    06LTjg. Van Vleck, Martin Earl15 January 1946 to 21 June 1946APD-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
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    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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