Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mystery Shipwreck in Canada Turns Out to Be USS APc-15-- Part 2

The USS APC-15 earned one World War II Battle Star and was also used as a coastal minesweeper. The letters APC (or APc) refer to the U.S. Navy designation for small coastal transport. //// Its first postwar service was under the name of Gulf Trader in 1947, but the name was changed to La Belle in 1948. //// In 1962, it was sold to Capital Iron and Metals in Victoria. Its engine was removed and in 1963 it became an unpowered sailing vessel with the name Black Trader. It had several owners after that before capsizing and sinking in the slough where it remains today. //// --GreGen

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