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USS Walsh (APD-111)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Whiskey - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 27 February 1945, as Walsh (DE-601), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort. at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.
Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport while under construction
Launched 28 April 1945
Commissioned USS Walsh (APD-111), 11 July 1945, LCDR Philip J. Tiffany, USNR, in command
Decommissioned 26 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs FL.
Transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange TX.
Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1966
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping July 1968
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 Walsh (APD-111)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Tiffany, Philip James, USNR||11 July 1945 - November 1945|
|02||LTjg. Bager, Thomas Edwin||November 1945 - 25 April 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
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 21 March 2014
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