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USS Scribner (APD-122)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Alpha - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort / Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 29 June 1944, as Scribner (DE-689), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy, MA.
  • Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
  • Launched, 1 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS Scribner (APD-122), 20 November 1944, LCDR. Gordon M. Street, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Scribner was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater TransDiv One Hundred Four, CAPT. R. D. Williams USN (24). and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS Scribner was assigned to China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    China Service Medal (extended)
    20 January to 13 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 15 November 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 August 1966
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 6 September 1967, to Gregg, Gibson, and Gregg, Inc., Miami, FL.
  • USS Scribner earned one battle star for her World War II service
    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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    Scribner 77k Scribner (APD-122) launching at Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy, MA., 1 August 1944. Karl Weston
    Scribner 80k
    360k Scribner (APD-122) underway in Boston harbor, 20 October 1944. Her camouflage pattern is Measure 31 Design 20L with vertical colors of dull black, navy green, ocean green, haze green and brown. Scribner would be commissioned on 20 November 1944, after being modified from DE to APD while under construction.
    US National Archives Photo #'s 19-N-76151 and BS 76150, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Smolinski
    BS 76150

    USS Scribner (APD-122)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Street, Grodon Micchael, USNR20 November 1944 - 1945
    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
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