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USS Carpellotti (APD-136)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Echo - Juliet
NUEJ
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Giggle Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal


Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort / Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 10 October 1944, as a Crosley Class High-speed Transport at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 10 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Carpellotti (APD-136), 30 July 1945, LCDR. John V. Brown, USNR, in command
  • USS Carpellotti was assigned to Occupation service in Europe from the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    6 October 1952 - 26 January 1953
    27 July to 15 December 1953
    19 January to 16 May 1956

  • Decommissioned, 21 April 1958, at Norfolk, Va.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1959
  • Sold for commercial service, 20 June 1960, for $141,474 to Diamond Manufacturing Co., Savannah, GA, and used in the construction of the Norfolk-Portsmouth VA. bridge and tunnel project
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by Diamond Manufacturing Co. in 1966 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD,
    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.
    Complement
    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
    Storage
    Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
    General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
    Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
    Armament
    one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40 mm gun mounts
    six single 20 mm gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    Propulsion
    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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    Carpellotti 96k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) being launched at DeFoe Shipbuilding, 10 March 1945 Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source DeFoe Shipbuilding, pub March 1945
    Carpellotti 44k Photo of rollover method of shipbuilding used at DeFoe to build USS Carpellotti (APD-136) Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source DeFoe Shipbuilding, pub March 1945
    Carpellotti 124k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) in the Chesapeake Bay, 1946. Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source CAPT. George E Brandt, USN Ret
    CO 15 Nov 45 to 6 Sep 47
    Carpellotti 53k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) underway, circa 1947, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Carpellotti 93k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) in the Chesapeake Bay, 1947.
    US Navy photo
    Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source CAPT. Alvin L Gallin, USN Ret
    CO 6 Sep 47 to 13 Aug 49
    Carpellotti 61k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) going alongside USS Siboney (CVE-112) to refuel enroute to the Persian Gulf, 14 July 1948.
    US Navy photo
    Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source CAPT. Alvin L Gallin, USN Ret
    CO 6 Sep 47 to 13 Aug 49
    Carpellotti 33k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) underway, circa 1952, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Carpellotti 46k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) underway, circa 1953, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Carpellotti 87k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) at Tangiers, Morocco, April 1955 Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source Neil Ross MM1 USN USS Carpellotti June 1953-January 1957
    Carpellotti 136k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, February 1956 Submitted by Thomas E Perry, APD-136 Association
    Source Neil Ross MM1 USN USS Carpellotti June 1953-January 1957
    Carpellotti 118k USS Carpellotti (APD-136) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1962
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS Carpellotti (APD-136)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Brown, John VanDyke, USNR30 July 1945 - 15 November 1945
    02LCDR. Brandt Jr., George Edgar15 November 1945 - 6 September 1947
    03LCDR. Gallin, Alvin Lloyd6 September 1947 - 13 August 1949
    04CDR. Ball, George Gill13 August 1949 - July 1951
    05LCDR. Hoppe, William EverettJuly 1951 - June 1953
    06LCDR. Stanko, John1 October 1956 - 21 April 1958
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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