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USS Myers (APD-105)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Papa - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 15 January 1944, as Myers (DE-595), 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 Myers (APD-105), 26 March 1945, LT. Donald H. Petterson, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Myers was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater TransDiv One Hundred Eight
  • Decommissioned, 18 January 1947
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
  • Sold, 1 January 1961, to Colombia for use as a power hulk
  • Final Disposition, 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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    Myers 166k USS Myers (APD-105) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    David Buell
    Duplin 255k USS Duplin (AKA-87) under way, 11 June 1945, probably proceeding to assigned anchorage with other amphibious ships. The nearest ship in the left background is USS Myers (APD-105).
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 107743
    Mike Green

    USS Myers (APD-105)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Petterson, Donald Harrison, USNR26 March 1945 - November 1945
    02CAPT. Lockett Jr., Lawrence Stephen USN (USNA 1940)November 1945 - 22 May 1946
    03LCDR. Kennedy, Jack Edward, USN (USNA 1942)22 May 1946 - 10 September 1946
    04LT. Hamilton, Lowell Michael, USNR10 September 1946 - 18 January 1947
    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
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