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National Defense Service Medal
Self-propelled Barracks Ship
Laid down, 9 December 1942, as SS John W. Weeks a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime commission contract (MCE hull 617) at Oregon Shipbuilding Co., Portland, OR.
Launched, 2 January 1943
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration for operation under contract to the US Army Transportation Service
Acquired by the US Navy in 1951 and placed in service as DuPage (APB-51)
Placed out of service in 1952
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1959
Returned to the Maritime Administration for disposal
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1959
Displacement 4,023 t. (lt) 11,565 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Troop Accommodations 990
one vertical reciprocating steam engine
single propeller, 1,950shp
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||DuPage (APB-51) moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
||Bill Birchard FN DuPage 1952-54
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|Officer in Charge|
|01||LCDR. Maloney, Robert D., USNR||1952 - 1954|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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