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USS APc-48

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport:
  • Originally planned as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-190
  • Laid down, 6 June 1942, at Lynch Shipbuilding Co. San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 16 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-48, 21 April 1943, LTjg. Dwight D. Currie USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-48 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. D. V. Horsburgh USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen;
    APc Division Twenty-Nine
  • Decommissioned, 15 December 1947, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1947
  • Sold in 1948 by William S. Cody & Kimball Allen, of San Francisco CA. for use as a fishing boat, named FV Allen Cody
  • Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 17 December 1947
  • Acquired in 1954 by Hermann G. Foland of Eureka, CA. for use as a freighter
  • Acquired in 1956 by Gilbert A. Hunter of Bayside, CA.
  • Acquired in 1967 by Hunters Offshore Enterprises, Inc. of Empire, OR. for use as a whaling vessel
  • Converted to fishing trawlers for the Eureka Fisheries. Hunter Enterprises in the 1970s
  • Acquired in 2007 to Woody Murphy of Humboldt Bay Forest Products of Humboldt Bay, CA. who intended to create a historic maritime exhibit
  • Sank at a dock in Humboldt Bay, 20 September 2008
  • Salvaged and registered by Stanwood A. Murphy of Fortuna, CA. for use as a yacht
  • Final Disposition, fate undetermined
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 258 t.(fl)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 22
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    single Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 400shp
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    APc-48 79k USS APc-48 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    APc-48 82k USS APc-48 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Hyperwar US Navy in WWII

    There is no history available for USS APc-48 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Currie, Dwight D., USNR21 April 1943 - October 1944
    02LTjg. Bush, William H. D.,USNROctober 1944 - March 1945
    03LTjg. McCormick, Loyal L.,USNRMarch 1945 - 1 December 1945
    04ENS. Davis, S. B., USNR1 December 1945 - 24 December 1945
    05ENS. Anderson, Paul N., USNR24 December 1945 - 1 April 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
    APc-48 by Ben Young

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