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USS Tollberg (APD-103)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Delta - Tango
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Tollberg (APD-103) was transferred to Colombia, renamed ARC Almirante Padilla (DT-03)
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 30 December 1943, as (DE-593), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc, Hingham MA.
Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
Launched, 12 February 1944
Commissioned USS Tollberg (APD-103), 31 January 1945, LCDR. Edward F. Butler, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Tollberg was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II USS Tollberg was assigned to Occupation service and the Far East from 24 to 26 September 1945 and China service from 5 to 8 November 1945
Decommissioned, 20 December 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, at Green Cove Springs
Towed in 1959 from Mayport, FL. to Sabine Pass, TX. for lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group
Struck from the Naval Register in November 1964
Transferred, under the Military Assistance Program to Columbia, 14 August 1965, renamed ARC Almirante Padilla (DT-03)
Final Disposition, struck by the Columbian Navy in 1973 and broken up for scrap
USS Tollberg received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 4 to 30 June 1945
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
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 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
2 Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers
2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
2 shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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| USS Tollberg (APD-103)|
||USS Tollberg (APD-103) moored to a buoy with another unidentified APD in December 1945, location unknown.
||USS Tollberg (APD-103) laid up in reserve, date and location unknown. Note the ships three 40mm AA gun mounts been cocooned in airtight casings. The bridge has also been covered over, and all 20mm AA guns have been removed, together with the landing craft.
US Navy photo from "American Destroyer Escorts of World War 2", by Peter Elliot.
USS Tollberg (APD-103)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Butler, Edward F.||31 January 1945 - ?|
|02||LCDR. Beardall Jr., John Reginald||? - 1945|
|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
Last Updated 7 July 2011
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