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USS Odum (APD-71)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Quebec - Yankee
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Odum (APD-71) was transferred to Chile and renamed ACH Serrano (APD-26)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down 15 October 1943 as a DE-670, a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Dravo Corp., Neville Island,Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 19 December 1943
Redesignated (APD-71), 27 June 1944
Ferried to Orange, TX. for fitting out as a High-speed Transport
Commissioned USS Odum (APD-71), 12 January 1945, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Orange TX., LCDR. John A. Comly in command
Decommissioned, 15 November 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Moved to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX. at a later date
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1966
Sold to Chile, 15 November 1966, under terms of the Military Assistance Program, renamed ACH Serrano (APD-26)
Final Disposition, retired from the Chilean Navy in 1984 and scrapped
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 4 LCVP landing craft
one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
Propulsion 2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive), 2 boilers 2 shafts, 12,000 shaft horsepower
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||USS Odum (APD-71) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
| ACH Serrano (APD-26)
||Ex-USS Odum (APD-71) in Chilean Naval service as ACH Serrano (APD-26) moored pierside at Puerto Natales, Chile, on the shores of the Ultima Esperanza Fiord, Chilean Patagonia in 1972. Photo by Gabriel González Lillo, MD.
||Gabriel González Florín
||ACH Serrano (APD-26) moored pierside at Puerto Natales, Chile, on the shores of the Ultima Esperanza Fiord, Chilean Patagonia in 1972. Photo by Gabriel González Lillo, MD.
||Gabriel González Florín
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Last Updated 14 August 2009
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