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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Ordered, 07 October 1943
  • Laid down, 31 May 1944
  • Launched, 03 August 1944
  • Completed by Everett Pacific Shipbuilding, Everett, WA
  • Delivered, 30 July 1945
  • Placed in service, 06 August 1945
  • Stationed at Eniewetok, September 1945
  • Stationed in Leyte Gulf, October-November 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 June 1973
  • Sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 06 November 1974
  • Sold to Healy Tibbitts Construction, San Francisco, CA, and placed in service as merchant barge HT-II (ON 566849), circa 1974
  • Final Disposition, foundered off Dana Point, CA, 06 September 1978
    Specifications: Specifications As Built:
    Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
    Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
    Beam 49' 2"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Crew Accommodations
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 66
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 0
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel drive 100Kw 450 AC
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls

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    APL-3 85k APL-3 moored at Mare Island Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, 23 May 1972. In the background are ex-USS Markab (AR-23) next to pier and ex-USS Nereus (AS-17). Photo from "Warship Boneyards" by Kit and Carolyn Bonner, (Courtesy L. Cote). Robert Hurst
    Vanderburgh 885k Mare Island Reserve Fleet, June 1967. APL-3 inboard of USS Vanderburgh (APB-48). Other ships included USS Pelias (AS-14), and USS Pine Island (AV-12) in the background
    Photo # MINSY 79270-9-67 TH APB 48 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history for APL-3 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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