Wednesday, January 22, 2014

USS APC-25

From Wikipedia. //// The ship was commissioned 19 November 1942 and decommissioned May 1946 and sold in 1947. 100 tons, 103 feet, 21 crew and two 20 mm guns. Was a coastal transport vessel and carried supplies, munitions and personnel in the Southern Solomon Islands. //// On 19 January 1942, the Naval Authority ordered tye construction of 50 AMc coastal minesweepers. In April the classification was changed to radar transports, AP, for use in the South Pacific. //// The APc-25 was built at the Fulton Shipyard in Antioch, California, after being ordered 19 February 1942. Keel laid 11 May 1942, launched July 11 and commissioned November 19th. The Fulton Shipyard also built 9 other APcs ordered in February and March 1942. //// More to Come. --GreGen

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