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USS Yavapai (APB-42)
USS LST(M)-676 (1945)
USS LST-676 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Kilo - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship / Benewah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship:
Laid down as LST-676, 22 April 1944, at American Bridge and Iron Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 6 June 1944
Commissioned USS LST-676, 30 June 1944, at New Orleans. LA., LT. Patrick Munroe USNR in command
Converted to a Benewah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship at Waipio Amphibious Operating Base, West Loch Pearl Harbor, TH., redesignated Landing Ship Tank (Modified), USS LST(M)-676 in October 1944
Redesignated and named USS Yavapai (APB-42), 1 March 1945
During World War II USS LST(M)-676 / USS Yavapai (APB-42) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 20 February to 27 April 1945
Following World War II USS Yavapai (APB-42) was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|6 September 1945 to 8 April 1946||9 to 15 April 1946
|17 to 20 April 1946||
Decommissioned, 3 December 1946, at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1959
USS LST(M)-676 / USS Yavapai (APB-42) earned one battle star World War II service
Sold, 11 September 1959
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 4,080 t.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 12 kts.
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty .50 and .30 cal machine guns
two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
five Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||USS Yavapai (APB-42) at anchor off of the coast of Okinawa in the summer of 1945. Photo from the NARA US Army Air Force photo collection.
||USS Yavapai (APB-42) at anchor with an LCT in the 1300 series alongside, date and place unknown.
||Tom Law, courtesy of Richard Warden USS Yavapai
||Tank Landing Ships (LST) and a Barracks Ship (APB) moored together, 1945.The ships in this group include (from left to right): An unidentified LST (In the number range from 850 through 859); USS LST-461; Yavapai (APB-42); USS LST-662; USS LST-672 and USS LST-733.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-350133, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|US Naval Historical Center
USS LST-676 / USS LST(M)-676 / USS Yavapai (APB-42)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Munroe, Patrick, USNR||30 June 1944 - 21 December 1945||LST-676 / LST(M)-676 / APB-42|
|02||LTjg. McGuire, William E., USNR||21 December 1945 - 15 March 1946||APB-42|
|03||LCDR. Purcell, Raymond Frederick, USN||15 March 1946 - 3 December 1946||APB-42|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 2 June 2017
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