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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. and laid up in Reserve
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
Withdrawn from the Pacific Reserve Fleet, 1 June 1974
Sold, 1 August 1974, to Pacific Fisheries, Inc., Vancouver, WA. for conversion to commercial service
Converted to fish processing vessel, renamed F/V Pacific Pride
Sold circa 2002 to Trident Seafoods, of Seattle, WA., rename Alaska Packer
Current Disposition, active in Alaska fisheries
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
|Robert Hurst (10134601
Mike Green (10134602)
USS Dorchester (APB-46)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Roberts Jr., William Thomas, USNR||15 June 1945 - 20 December 1945|
|02||LT. Quartulli, Onofrio T., USNR||20 December 1945 - 4 March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Spoeneman, Arthur L., USNR||4 March 1946 - 1 April 1946|
|04||LTjg. Main, Edward Leland, USNR||1 April 1946 - 16 October 1946|
|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
Alaska Packer photos located on the Marinetraffic.com web site
Last Updated 2 June 2017
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