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USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Charlie - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba)
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down as (DE-597), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham, MA.
Launched, 1 March 1944
Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
Commissioned USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107), 15 May 1945, LCDR. E. J. Haddon, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 27 September 1946, at Mayport FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Recommissioned, 7 December 1950, at Jacksonville FL.
Decommissioned, 13 September 1957
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 29 November 1961, at Brooklyn Navy Yard
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1965
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 28 January 1966
USS Earle B. Hall was nicknamed the "Iron Porpoise" (Contributed by Jack Dawkins)
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt) 2,130 t.(fl)
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
6 1/4-ton trucks
2 1-ton trucks
4 ammunition carts
4 pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
1 single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
3 twin 40 mm gun mounts
6 single 20 mm gun mounts
2 depth charge tracks
NFSO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two Combustion Engineering D-type Express boilers 435psi 750°
two GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A. C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C
two propellers, 12,000shp
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||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) underway after recommissioning in 1950.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, August 1954
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|James G. Plough
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) moored pierside, Norfolk, VA., circa 1951. QMS/2C George Panos in the foreground.
||George Panos, QMS2C USS Earle B. Hall
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) underway enroute to the Caribbean, 1951.
||Peter Mafilios, QMQ3.
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) underway in the Caribbean, circa 1962-63. Photo taken from USS Rankin (AKA-103.
||Thomas L. McLain
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) alongside USS Rankin (AKA-103 while underway in the Caribbean, circa 1962-64.
||Thomas L. McLain
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) and USS Rankin (AKA-103 conducting a highline operation while underway in the Caribbean, circa 1962-64.
||Thomas L. McLain
||USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) underway off NAB Little Creek, VA, August 1964.
||© Richard Leonhardt
USS Earle B Hall (APD-107)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Haddon, Edward J.||15 May 1945 - ?|
|02||LCDR. Stronski, Edmund Joseph||no dates|
| ||Decommissioned||27 September 1946 - 7 December 1950|
|03||LCDR. Mack, William Harrison||7 December 1950 - 1 June 1951|
|04||LCDR. Robinson||1 June 1951 - ?|
|06||LCDR. Mc Nabb, John Michael||1956 - 13 September 1957|
| ||Decommissioned||13 September 1957 - 29 November 1961|
|07||CDR. Bolger, Clarence||29 November 1961 - ?
|09||LCDR. Cotten Jr., Thomas Randolph||July 1963 - January 1965|
|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
USS Earle B. Hall APD-107
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 18 January 2013
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