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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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 19469 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
    APB Specifications:
    Displacement 4,080 t.
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 141
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 40
    Enlisted 300
    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
    twin rubbers
    two propellers, 1,800shp

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    Yavapai 246k 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. George Lane
    Yavapai 62k 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
    LST-461/662/672/723 75k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Munroe, Patrick, USNR30 June 1944 - 21 December 1945LST-676 / LST(M)-676 / APB-42
    02LTjg. McGuire, William E., USNR21 December 1945 - 15 March 1946APB-42
    03LCDR. Purcell, Raymond Frederick, USN15 March 1946 - 3 December 1946APB-42
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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