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USS Dorchester (APB-46)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Charlie - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Benawah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship:
Authorized as LST-1112
Redesignated General Stores Issue Ship named Dorchester (AKS-17), 8 December 1944
Redesignated Self-propelled Barracks Ship (APB-46)
Laid down, date unknown, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
Launched, 12 April 1945
Commissioned USS Dorchester (APB-46), 15 June 1945, LT. William T. Roberts, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Dorchester (APB-46) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Dorchester (APB-46) was assigned to Occupation service in Japan from 8 October 1945 to 4 March 1946
Decommissioned, 16 October 1946, at Vancouver WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 August 1974, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
Displacement 4,000 t.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty .50 and .30 cal machine guns
Diesel 4,485 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
five Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,600shp
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||USS Dorchester (APB-46) probably returning to San Francisco from the Western Pacific on 9 April 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 78558 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center and (10134602) courtesy Shipscribe.com
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Mike Green (10134602)
USS Dorchester (APB-46)
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