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USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Oscar - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112) was transferred to Ecuador
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down as, Hunter Marshall (DE-602), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.
  • Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport while under construction
  • Launched 5 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112), 17 July 1945, CDR. Albert A. Campbell, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned 30 May 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, Florida Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 June 1960
  • Transferred to Ecuador, 1 July 1961 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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    160k Personnel aboard Hunter Marshall (APD-112) observe the commissioning ceremony aboard USS Walsh (APD-111), 11 July 1945, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA. Hunter Marshall would commission one week later on 17 July 1945. Anita Tiffany Dunford
    Hunter Marshall 45k USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112) and USS Walter S. Gorka (APD-114) laid up in reserve while moored in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Fl., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of th State Archives of Florida.
    Don Wagner

    USS Hunter Marshall (APD-112)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Campbell, Albert Alexander, USNR17 July 1945 - 31 December 1945
    02LT. Flanagan, Joseph, USNR31 December 1945 - 18 January 1946
    03LT. Yoken, Richard Lewis, USNR18 January 1946 - 29 March 1946
    04LT. Becker, Joseph James, USNR29 March 1946 - 30 May 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 Hunter Marshall Commissioning Program Contributed by Jane Powell
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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