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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:
TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO A. S. Witherspoon;
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
Final Disposition, transferred to Columbia for use as a power hulk, fate unknown
Displacement 1,630 t.(lt) 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats four 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
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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||USS Myers (APD-105) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
USS Myers (APD-105)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Petterson, Donald Harrison, USNR||26 March 1945 - November 1945|
|02||LCDR. Lockett Jr., Lawrence Stephen||November 1945 - 1946|
|02||LT. Hamilton, Lowell Michael, USNR||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
Last Updated 21 March 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|