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USS Francovich (APD-116)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Whiskey - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 19 April 1945, as Francovich (DE-606), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.
Launched, 5 June 1945
Redesignated a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1945
Commissioned USS Francovich (APD-116), 6 September 1945, LCDR, Malcolm R. MacLean, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 29 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs FL.
Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1964
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in May 1965
Displacement 1,630 t.(lt) 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats four LCVP landing craft
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 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
two Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers, 435 PSI 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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||Launch of Francovich (APD-116), 5 June 1945, launching at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.
||Francovich (APD-116) fitting out, 5 July 1945, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.
Note 5"/38 Mount 51 at high elevation, the gunhouse not yet being fitted, and a sister ship in the upper left background, painted in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 5L.
US National Archives photo # BS 85929 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Francovich (APD-116)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. MacLean, Malcolm R, USNR||6 September 1945 - 31 October 1945|
|02||LT. Brill, Harry Kevin, USNR||31 October 1945 - 11 January 1946|
|03||LT. Huckbee, Frank Robert, USNR||11 January 1946 - 29 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
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 19 April 2019
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