Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

USS William J. Pattison (APD-104)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Zulu - Mike
NTZM
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 Medal (with Asia clasp)


Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 4 January 1944, as William J. Pattison (DE-594), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 15 February 1944
  • Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS William J. Pattison (APD-104), 27 February 1945, LCDR. Leslie W. Bennett, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS William J. Pattison was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransDiv One Hundred Six, CAPT. F. W. Schmidt USN (20)
  • Following World War II USS William J. Pattison was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 to 17 September 1945
  • Decommissioned in March 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 18 January 1962 for scrapping to First Steel and Ship Corp., New York N.Y.
    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.
    Complement
    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
    Storage
    Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
    General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
    Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
    Armament
    one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40 mm gun mounts
    six single 20 mm gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    Propulsion
    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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    William J. Pattison 319k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) commissioning ceremony, 27 February 1945, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham, MA. Barbara Rebold
    William J. Pattison 216k
    William J. Pattison 177k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) being moved by tugs to her fitting out dock after launching, 15 February 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham, MA. Paul Rebold
    William J. Pattison 127k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) crew photo, date and location unknown. Paul Rebold
    William J. Pattison 47k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) refueling from an unidentified APA, 26 August 1944. Mark Wealand in honor of his father Richard John Wealand USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 19k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) underway in stormy weather, 18 September 1944. Mark Wealand in honor of his father Richard John Wealand USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 28k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) at anchor off Okinawa, during Japanese kamikaze attack, circa late July-early August 1945. Mark Wealand in honor of his father Richard John Wealand USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 29k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) at anchor off Okinawa, during Japanese kamikaze attack, circa late July-early August 1945. Note anti-aircraft fire. Mark Wealand in honor of his father Richard John Wealand USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 27k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) alongside the Japanese battleship IJNS Nagato in Tokyo Harbor, September 1945, (Photo is titled "First ship to enter Tokyo Harbor). Mark Wealand in honor of his father Richard John Wealand USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 23k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) at anchor in Japanese waters following World War II during occupation duty, date and location unknown. Mark Wealand in honor of his father Richard John Wealand USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 45k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) at anchor in Japanese waters following World War II during occupation duty, date and location unknown. Howard Baugues in honor of his father Reuben H. Baugues S2/c USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 68k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) crew members S2/c Reuben H. Baugues, at right, and an S2/c Don Berry display a captured Japanese Naval Flag, date and location unknown. Howard Baugues in honor of his father Reuben H. Baugues S2/c USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 99k USS William J. Pattison (APD-104) crew members S2/c Reuben H. Baugues, at right, and an S2/c Don Berry display a captured Japanese Naval Flag, date and location unknown. Howard Baugues in honor of his father Reuben H. Baugues S2/c USS William J. Pattison
    William J. Pattison 186k Japanese currency discovered by UDT-18 members in a tunnel on one of the Japanese islands and brought back to USS William J. Pattison (APD-104). Howard Baugues in honor of his father Reuben H. Baugues S2/c USS William J. Pattison

    USS William J. Pattison (APD-104)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Bennett, Leslie William, USNR27 February 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
    Photo Album of James Ray Cannon
    Military History of James Ray Cannon
    Photo Collection of Richard John Wealand
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To the Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The High-speed Transport (APD) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 21 March 2014