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DuPage (APB-51)

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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.
    Complement 151
    Troop Accommodations 990
    Armament none
    one vertical reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller, 1,950shp
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    DuPage 57k DuPage (APB-51) moored to a buoy, date and location unknown. Bill Birchard FN DuPage 1952-54

    DuPage (APB-51)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officer in Charge
    01LCDR. Maloney, Robert D., USNR1952 - 1954
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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