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USS Weber (APD-75)
USS Weber (DE-675) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Romeo - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East 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 February 1943, as Weber (DE-675), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 1 May 1943
Commissioned as USS Weber (DE-675), 30 June 1943, CDR. Rollo N. Norgaard USN in command
Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High Speed Transport
Redesignated (APD-75), 15 December 1944
During World War II USS Weber was initially assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
While serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS Weber was assigned to:
TransRon Twenty-Three (flagship), COMO A. S. Witherspoon;
TransDiv One Hundred Eight and participated in the following campaign:
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Weber was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 29 November 1945||2 September to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 30 July 1946
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs FL.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
USS Weber earned one battle star for World War II
Final Disposition, sunk as a target 15 July 1962
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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||Starboard broadside view of USS Weber (APD-75) in reserve at Green Cove Springs FL. Her 40-millimeter gun mounts are covered with plastic domes for dehumidification. The large davit abaft her stack is designed to carry and launch two LCVP. The masts on each side of the davit belong to a radar-picket escort ship (DER) moored behind Weber.
US Navy photo from DANFS
USS Weber (APD-75)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Norgaard, Rollo Niel, USN||30 June 1943 - 28 August 1943|
|02||LCDR. Stevens, Robert Henry, USNR||28 August 1943 - 2 June 1944|
|03||LCDR. Whalen, Robert Warren, USNR||2 June 1944 - 23 October 1944|
|04||LCDR. Favor, Frederick, USNR||23 October 1944 - 11 January 1945|
|05||LCDR. Berliss Jr., Arthur Donald, USNR||11 January 1945 - 20 November 1945|
|06||LT. Kanter, Herbert Jonathan, USNR||20 November 1945 - March 1946|
|07||LT. Evans, Marion Spencer, USN||March 1946 - 30 July 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 30 June 2017
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