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USS APc-50

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Charlie
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-192
  • Laid down, 8 August 1942, at Lynch Shipbuilding Co. San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 23 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS APc-50, 9 June 1943, LTjg. Robert L. Linder USNR in command
  • During World War II USS APc-50 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    APc Flotilla Five, LT. D. V. Horsburgh USNR;
    APc Group Fifteen;
    APc Division Thirty
  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1946
  • Returned to the U.S. Maritime Commission, 15 June 1948 for disposal
  • Sold in 1950 to Jure Vukic and John Mijacika, named Northern Girl (Both Jure Vukic and John Mijacika died of seperate incidents at sea)
  • In 1959 she was owned by Mrs. Louise Vukic and the heirs of Jure Vukic and John Mijacika
  • Sold in 1965 to Loggers Freight Services Ltd., Vancouver BC, reflagged Canada
  • Sold, 8 July 1970, to Coastal Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC
  • Renamed Loughborough Princess, 12 February 1971
  • From 1989-2008 she was owned by Vallee-Viking Ventures Ltd., Rosedale BC
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    USS APc-50
    LST-220 207k Green Islands Invasion, February, 1944. Heavy equipment belonging to Navy Seabees is loaded on an LST at a Russell Islands Base, in preparation for the Green Islands Operation, February 12, 1944. Ships are (l-r): LCT-330, LCT-370, USS LST-70, USS LST-220 and USS APc-50. Note trucks, Jeeps and Barrage Balloon.
    US National Archives photo # USMC 77989
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    APc-50 125k USS APc-50 under way in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH-81407. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Merchant Service
    22k MV Northern Girl (Ex-USS APc-50), underway, date and location unknown.
    The Nauticapedia
    John Spivey

    There is no history available for USS APc-50 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Linder, Robert Lester, USNR9 June 1943 - October 1944
    02LTjg. Taylor, George Howell, USNROctober 1944 - April 1945
    03ENS. Keller Jr., Paul, USNRApril 1945 - October 1945
    04ENS. Huston, Morrison C., USNROctober 1945 - March 1946
    05ENS. Drumm, James Francis, USNRMarch 1946 - June 1946
    06ENS. Solomon, Henry Kaiser, USNRJune 1946 - 31 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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