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USS Don O. Woods (APD-118)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Tango - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Don O. Woods (APD-118) was transferred to Mexico and renamed ARM Usumacinta
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort / Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 1 December 1943, as Don O. Woods (DE-721), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 9 February 1944
Redesignated (APD-118), 17 July 1944
Ferried to Orange, TX. for fitting out as a Crosley Class High-speed Transport
Commissioned USS Don O. Woods (APD-118), 28 May 1945, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Orange, TX., LCDR Lawton H. Crosby, USNR, in command
Following World War II. USS Don O. Woods was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 10 to 26 October 1945
Decommissioned, 18 June 1946, at San Pedro CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 December 1963
Transferred to Mexico, renamed ARM Usumacinta, later renamed ARM Miguel Hidalgo
Final Disposition, struck from the Mexican Navy List in 2002
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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||USS Don O. Woods (APD-118) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||M. V. Warren
||USS Don O. Woods (APD-118) underway, probably in the harbor at San Pedro, CA. in 1946.
US Navy photo.
Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
USS Don O Woods (APD-118)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Crosby, Lawton Henry, USNR||28 May 1945 - September 1945|
|02||LT. Savidge, Richard George, USNR||September 1945 - December 1945|
|03||LT. Collins Jr., Cecil Bradford, USNR||December 1945 - 18 June 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, 28 June 2019
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