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USS Harry L. Corl (APD-108)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Delta - Xray
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
USS Harry L. Corl (APD-108) was purchased by South Korea and renamed ROKS Ah San (PG-82)
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 19 January 1944, as Harry L. Corl (DE-598), 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 Harry L. Corl (APD-108), 5 June 1945, LT. Walter D. Jenckes, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Harry L. Corl was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 21 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 January 1966
Sold, 1 June 1966, to South Korea, for $28,105,
Renamed ROKS Ah San (PG-82)
Pennant number changes during service in South Korean Navy, (APD-82) (APD-823) (DE-823)
Final Disposition, deleted by the South Korean Navy 1984, broken up for scrap
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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Harry Lee Corl was born in Lambertville, Mich., 26 March 1914, and enlisted in the Navy 20 November 1934. He was discharged in 1938 but enlisted again the
following year, rising to ensign 15 June 1942. He was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in the epochal Battle of Midway, when he was the pilot of a torpedo plane in
the assault against the Japanese fleet. His squadron probably scored hits on two of the carriers later lost in the action. Ensign Corl was reported missing on a mission
in the South Pacific 24 August 1942, and was presumed dead 25 August.
Photo courtesy of Fallen Military Heroes of Monroe County Michigan
||Starboard quarter view of USS Harry L. Corl (APD-108) off Boston, 11 June 1945, wearing a version of camouflage MS31/5l.
Corl was commissioned, 5 June 1945, after being modified from DE to APD while under construction.
US National Archives Bureau of Ships, Photo No. BS 86504, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, (usndazzle.com)
||USS Harry L. Corl (APD-108) at Attu Island, Alaska, circa September 1945 - January 1946.
USS Harry L. Corl (APD-108)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Jenckes, Walter Donald, USNR||5 June 1945 - 5 December 1945|
|02||LT. Mohn, Henry, USNR||5 December 1945 - 21 June 1946|
|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 Harry L. Corl (APD-108) Crew Photos
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 11 January 2019
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