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USS Earheart (APD-113)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Whiskey - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Earheart (APD-113) was transferred to Mexico and renamed ARM Papaloapan (B-4)
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 20 March 1945, as Earheart (DE-603), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.
Redesignated Crosley Class High-speed Transport APD-113 while under construction
Launched, 12 May 1945
Commissioned USS Earheart (APD-113), 26 July 1945, LCDR. Nathaniel M. Goodhue, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 29 April 1946
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, St. Johns River
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 December 1963 and transferred to Mexico 12 December 1963
Commissioned in to the Mexican Navy as ARM H-4
Reclassified a Destroyer Escort in 1964 and renamed ARM Papaloapan (B-4)
Papaloapan ran aground in 1976
Final Disposition, discarded by the Mexican Navy and scrapped 1976
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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|ARM Papaloapan (B-4)
||Ex-USS Earheart (APD-113) in Mexican service as ARM Papaloapan (B-4) under way, circa 1966, location unknown.
||Left to right, USS Earheart (APD-113), USS
Kline (APD-120), USS Burke (APD-65) and on the opposite side of the pier
USS Hubbard (APD-53) laid up in reserve at the US Navy's Atlantic Reserve Fleet,
Green Cove Springs Florida site, September 1960.
USS Earheart (APD-113)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Goodhue, Nathaniel Michael, USNR||26 July 1945 - 15 December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Wise Jr., James Simon, USNR||15 December 1945 - 2 April 1946|
|03||LT. Vaughn, Franklin James, USNR||2 April 1946 - 29 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 20 July 2018
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