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DE-668 / APD-69 Yokes
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 22 August 1943, as Yokes (DE-668), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 27 November 1943
Redesignated (APD-69), 27 June 1944
Ferried to Orange, TX. for fitting out as a High-speed Transport
Commissioned USS Yokes (APD-69), 18 December 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
Decommissioned, 19 August 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Struck form the Naval Register, 1 April 1964
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1965 to National Metals and Steel Co., Terminal Island, CA.
Yokes received one battle star for her 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
Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, three twin 40mm gun mounts, eight single 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks
Propulsion two GE turbines, (turbo-electric drive), two boilers two shafts, 12,000 shp
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 2 July 2004
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