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APL-19 (1944 - 1996)

APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL (YN 119)
  • Ordered as YF-630, 09 November 1943
  • Reclassified APL-19, 07 January 1944
  • Laid down, 21 June 1944
  • Launched, 06 August 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 14 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 October 1993
  • Reinstated as IX-520, 16 August 1996
  • IX-520 was part of the CincLantFlt Berthing and Messing Program and was berthed at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 13 March 2001
  • Final Disposition, disposed of as a target in fleet training exercise east of Norfolk, VA (37 06.3'N, 71. 02.5'W in 7,188 feet of water), 13 June 2002
    Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
    Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
    Beam 48'
    Draft 10'
    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-19 105k APL-19 moored at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 10 May 1974
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 83848, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975
    Dave Wright
    Sylvania 163k APL-19 and the decommissioned USS Sylvania (AFS-2) moored at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1995. View looking south-southwest of dry dock caisson No. 2.
    Library of Congress photo, HAER PA,51-PHILA,709B8
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for APL-19 / IX-520 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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