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USS Scribner (APD-122)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Alpha - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort / Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 29 June 1944, as Scribner (DE-689), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy, MA.
Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
Launched, 1 August 1944
Commissioned USS Scribner (APD-122), 20 November 1944, LCDR. Gordon M. Street, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Scribner was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater TransDiv One Hundred Four, CAPT. R. D. Williams USN (24).
and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Scribner was assigned to China service in the Far East for the following periods:
China Service Medal (extended)
|20 January to 13 April 1946
Decommissioned, 15 November 1946
Struck from the Naval Register 1 August 1966
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 6 September 1967, to Gregg, Gibson, and Gregg, Inc., Miami, FL.
USS Scribner earned one battle star for her World War II service
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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||Scribner (APD-122) launching at Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy, MA., 1 August 1944.
||Scribner (APD-122) underway in Boston harbor, 20 October 1944. Her camouflage pattern is Measure 31 Design 20L with
vertical colors of dull black, navy green, ocean green, haze green and brown. Scribner would be commissioned on 20 November 1944, after being modified from
DE to APD while under construction.
US National Archives Photo #'s 19-N-76151 and BS 76150, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Scribner (APD-122)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Street, Grodon Micchael, USNR||20 November 1944 - 1945|
|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 10 April 2020
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