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USS John Q. Roberts (APD-94)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - November

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 Medal (with Asia Clasp)

Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 15 November 1943, as John Q. Roberts (DE-235), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 11 February 1944
  • Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS John Q. Roberts (APD-94), 8 March 1945, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., LCDR. Robert N. Bavier, Jr., USNR in command
  • During World War II USS John Q. Roberts was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater TransDiv One Hundred Eight
  • Following World War II USS John Q. Roberts was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service
    2 to 23 September 1945
    19 October to 18 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 30 May 1946, at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 December 1961, to B. P. Diamond Construction Co., Inc., Savannah, GA.
    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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    John Q. Roberts 59k USS John Q. Roberts (APD-94) commissioning ceremony, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., 8 March 1945
    US Navy Photo.
    Edward C. Murphy USS John Q. Roberts, 1945-46
    John Q. Roberts 60k
    John Q. Roberts 52k USS John Q. Roberts (APD-94) at anchor, San Pedro, CA., January 1946.
    Photo © Thompson Photo Service, Los Angeles, CA.
    Edward C. Murphy USS John Q. Roberts, 1945-46
    John Q. Roberts 62k
    Ray K. Edwards/John Q. Roberts 128k USS John Q. Roberts (APD-94) and USS Ray K. Edwards (APD-96) laid up in reserve at an East Coast US Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, circa 1960.
    Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine

    USS John Q. Roberts (APD-94)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Bavier Jr., Robert Nathan, USNR8 March 1945 - 17 November 1945
    02LCDR. Gross, George Benard, USNR17 November 1945 - 30 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Cruise Book
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