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USS Brock (APD-93)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Quebec - Golf

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

USS Brock (APD-93) was transferred to Colombia
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 27 October 1943, as (DE-234), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 20 January 1944
  • Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS Brock (APD-93), 9 February 1945, LCDR. Harrison H. Holton. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Brock was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransDiv One Hundred-Seven, CAPT. N. E. Miller, and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 12 to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS Brock was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service
    13 to 23 September 1945
    24 October to 17 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 5 May 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
  • USS Brock earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, transferred to Colombia for use as a floating power, fate unknown
    APD Specifications:
    Displacement 1,630 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.
    12 Officers
    192 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    12 Officers
    150 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats four 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 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40 mm gun mounts
    six single 20 mm gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    two Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers, 435 PSI 750°
    two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive) Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
    two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000

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    93k Shipyard Newspaper "Produce to Win" article announcing the launching of Brock (DE-93), 20 January 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Robert Hall
    Brock 105k USS Brock (APD-93)'s crew at attention during the ships commissioning ceremony at Boston, MA., 9 February 1945. Wilfred E. Calmas Y1/c USS Brock
    Brock 92k USS Brock (APD-93)'s officers during the ships commissioning ceremony at Boston, MA., 9 February 1945. Wilfred E. Calmas Y1/c USS Brock
    197k Undated port side view of USS Brock (APD-93) as completed in early 1945. Her camouflage appears to be MS31/20L scheme, as frequently applied to early Crosley class APDs.
    US Navy photo.
    Mike Green
    Brock 85k USS Brock (APD-93) at anchor, starboard side view, date and location unknown. Wilfred E. Calmas Y1/c USS Brock

    USS Brock (APD-93)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Holton, Harrison Hancock, USNR9 February 1945 - 1945
    02LTjg. Freeman, Herbert Edward1945 - 1946
    03LTjg. Kushnick, Theodore, USNR1946 - March 1947
    04LTjg. Combs Jr., Charles WesleyMarch 1947 - 5 May 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Navy Cross Citation for Ensign John Wiley Brock, United States Navy
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Invitation and Brochure for the twin launching of Register (DE-82) and Brock (APD-93)
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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