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USS Haines (APD-84)
USS Haines (DE-792) (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Juliet - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
  • Laid down, 17 May 1943, as Haines (DE-792), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Orange TX.
  • Launched 26 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS Haines (DE-792), 27 December 1943, LCDR. Elmer C. Powell USNR in command.
  • Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at Brooklyn Navy Yard, N.Y.
  • Redesignated (APD-84), 1 March 1945
  • During World War II USS Haines was initially assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransDiv One Hundred Eight and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Southern France, 15 July to 25 September 1944
  • Following World War II USS Haines (APD-84) was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 25 September to 2 December 1945
  • Decommissioned 29 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Group, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 June 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 3 May 1961 to North American Smelting Corp., Wilmington DE., removed 19 May 1961
    APD Specifications:
    Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
    Length 306' ovl.
    Beam 37'
    Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
    Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
    Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 192
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 150
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
    Troop Accoutrements
    six 1/4 ton trucks
    two 1 ton trucks
    four ammunition carts
    four pack howitzers
    Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
    General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
    Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 2,216 Bbls
    Diesel 93 Bbls
    two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
    two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 300Kw 450V A.C.
    two 40Kw 120V D.C.
    two propellers, 12,000shp

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    Haines 62k USS Haines (APD-84) at anchor off Kushimoto, Japan, November 1945. Paul Holman for his father CM3 James Creth Holman USS Haines
    Haines 183k USS Haines (APD-84) partial crew photo, date and location unknown. Paul Holman for his father CM3 James Creth Holman USS Haines
    Haines 33k USS Haines (APD-84) crew photos, date and location unknown. Paul Holman for his father CM3 James Creth Holman USS Haines
    Haines 31k

    USS Haines (DE-792 / APD-84)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Powell, Elmer Calvin, USNR27 December 1943 - 18 June 1945DE-792 /APD-84
    02LCDR. Laurent, Howard John, USNR18 June 1945 - 28 December 1945APD-84
    03LCDR. Hendrickson, Philip James, USNR28 December 1945 - 29 April 1946APD-84
    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
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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