USS APc-38 on 15 February 1943
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Class:        APC-1 (APC-1)
Design:        Navy APC-1
Displacement (tons):        161 light, 258 lim.
Dimensions (feet):        103.25' oa, 98.2' wl x 21.25' e x 9.25' lim.
Original Armament:        4-20mm single
Later armaments:        2-20mm single (1943: APc 87-90, 93-98, 110-111)
Complement:        21 (1944)
Speed (kts.):        10
Propulsion (HP):        400
Machinery:        Diesel, 1 screw

Construction:
APC Name Ord. Builder Keel Launch Commiss.
1 APc-1 19 Feb 42 Herreshoff Mfg 18 May 42 19 Jul 42 1 Oct 42
2 APc-2 19 Feb 42 Herreshoff Mfg 27 May 42 8 Aug 42 31 Oct 42
3 APc-3 19 Feb 42 Herreshoff Mfg 3 Jun 42 26 Aug 42 11 Nov 42
4 APc-4 19 Feb 42 Herreshoff Mfg 6 Jun 42 29 Aug 42 19 Nov 42
5 APc-5 19 Feb 42 Herreshoff Mfg 10 Jun 42 21 Sep 42 1 Dec 42
6 APc-6 19 Feb 42 Herreshoff Mfg 18 Jun 42 1 Oct 42 11 Dec 42
7 APc-7 29 Apr 42 Herreshoff Mfg 30 Jun 42 17 Nov 42 19 Dec 42
8 APc-8 29 Apr 42 Herreshoff Mfg 8 Jul 42 24 Oct 42 3 Apr 43
9 APc-9 29 Apr 42 Herreshoff Mfg 23 Jul 42 30 Nov 42 30 Mar 43
10 APc-10 29 Apr 42 Herreshoff Mfg 27 Jul 42 18 Nov 42 3 Apr 43
11 APc-11 2 Mar 42 Warren Boat 7 Apr 42 11 Jul 42 3 Dec 42
12 APc-12 2 Mar 42 Warren Boat 13 Apr 42 1 Aug 42 1 Feb 43
13 APc-13 19 Feb 42 Harry G. Marr 14 Apr 42 8 Aug 42 9 Dec 42
14 APc-14 19 Feb 42 Harry G. Marr 29 Apr 42 7 Sep 42 28 Jan 43
15 APc-15 19 Feb 42 Camden SB 6 Apr 42 18 Jul 42 27 Oct 42
16 APc-16 19 Feb 42 Camden SB 6 Apr 42 25 Jul 42 15 Jan 43
17 APc-17 19 Feb 42 Camden SB 14 Apr 42 1 Aug 42 11 Jan 43
18 APc-18 19 Feb 42 Camden SB 17 Apr 42 6 Aug 42 28 Jan 43
19 APc-19 19 Feb 42 Hodgdon Bros 12 Mar 42 1 Aug 42 12 Jan 43
20 APc-20 19 Feb 42 Hodgdon Bros 12 Mar 42 15 Aug 42 15 Jan 43
21 APc-21 19 Feb 42 Hodgdon Bros 4 Apr 42 12 Sep 42 25 Feb 43
22 APc-22 19 Feb 42 Hodgdon Bros 24 Mar 42 12 Sep 42 15 Mar 43
23 APc-23 19 Feb 42 Fulton SY 9 Apr 42 23 Jun 42 31 Oct 42
24 APc-24 19 Feb 42 Fulton SY 13 Apr 42 30 Jun 42 5 Nov 42
25 APc-25 19 Feb 42 Fulton SY 10 May 42 8 Jul 42 19 Nov 42
26 APc-26 19 Feb 42 Fulton SY 11 May 42 11 Jul 42 25 Nov 42
27 APc-27 19 Feb 42 Fulton SY 3 Jun 42 31 Jul 42 5 Dec 42
28 APc-28 13 Mar 42 Fulton SY 26 Jun 42 14 Aug 42 17 Dec 42
29 APc-29 13 Mar 42 Fulton SY 2 Jul 42 27 Aug 42 6 Jan 43
30 APc-30 13 Mar 42 Fulton SY 9 Jul 42 7 Sep 42 15 Jan 43
31 APc-31 13 Mar 42 Fulton SY 15 Jul 42 18 Sep 42 30 Jan 43
32 APc-32 13 Mar 42 Fulton SY 15 Aug 42 8 Oct 42 13 Feb 43
33 APc-33 19 Feb 42 Anderson & Cristofani 13 May 42 4 Jul 42 31 Oct 42
34 APc-34 19 Feb 42 Anderson & Cristofani 13 May 42 18 Jul 42 19 Nov 42
35 APc-35 19 Feb 42 Anderson & Cristofani 19 May 42 15 Aug 42 2 Dec 42
36 APc-36 19 Feb 42 Anderson & Cristofani 19 May 42 29 Aug 42 18 Dec 42
37 APc-37 19 Feb 42 Anderson & Cristofani 5 Jul 42 7 Sep 42 11 Jan 43
38 APc-38 29 Apr 42 Anderson & Cristofani 21 Jul 42 30 Sep 42 29 Jan 43
39 APc-39 29 Apr 42 Anderson & Cristofani 19 Sep 42 28 Nov 42 17 Feb 43
40 APc-40 29 Apr 42 Anderson & Cristofani 19 Sep 42 12 Dec 42 8 Mar 43
41 APc-41 29 Apr 42 Cryer & Sons 15 Jun 42 26 Oct 42 10 Feb 43
42 APc-42 29 Apr 42 Cryer & Sons 30 Jun 42 7 Dec 42 10 Mar 43
43 APc-43 29 Apr 42 Cryer & Sons 20 Jul 42 18 Jan 43 20 Apr 43
44 APc-44 29 Apr 42 Cryer & Sons 25 Jul 42 30 Mar 43 18 May 43
45 APc-45 29 Apr 42 Lynch SB 26 May 42 30 Jul 42 5 Jan 43
46 APc-46 29 Apr 42 Lynch SB 27 May 42 7 Aug 42 11 Feb 43
47 APc-47 29 Apr 42 Lynch SB 2 Jun 42 7 Sep 42 25 Feb 43
48 APc-48 29 Apr 42 Lynch SB 5 Jun 42 16 Sep 42 21 Apr 43
49 APc-49 29 Apr 42 Lynch SB 8 Aug 42 9 Oct 42 19 May 43
50 APc-50 29 Apr 42 Lynch SB 8 Aug 42 23 Oct 42 9 Jun 43
51 APc-51 10 Aug 42 Warren Boat 1 Aug 42 5 Dec 42 --
52 APc-52 10 Aug 42 Warren Boat 7 Sep 42 16 Jan 43 --
53 APc-53 10 Aug 42 Warren Boat 20 Oct 42 27 Sep 43 --
54 APc-54 10 Aug 42 Warren Boat 24 Oct 42 29 Dec 43 --
55 APc-55 15 Aug 42 Harry G. Marr 7 Sep 42 10 Dec 42 --
56 APc-56 15 Aug 42 Harry G. Marr 24 Sep 42 6 Apr 43 --
57 APc-57 15 Aug 42 Harry G. Marr 12 Dec 42 21 Jun 43 --
58 APc-58 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 28 Jul 42 17 Oct 42 --
59 APc-59 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 6 Aug 42 10 Nov 42 --
60 APc-60 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 13 Aug 42 7 Dec 42 --
61 APc-61 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 20 Aug 42 9 Jan 43 --
62 APc-62 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 14 Nov 42 8 Feb 43 --
63 APc-63 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 18 Nov 42 6 May 43 --
64 APc-64 17 Aug 42 Camden SB 11 Feb 43 4 May 43 --
65 APc-65 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros 7 Sep 42 24 Feb 43 --
66 APc-66 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros 19 Sep 42 8 Apr 43 --
67 APc-67 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros 19 Sep 42 15 Jun 43 2 Aug 43
68 APc-68 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros 2 Oct 42 20 Jul 43 --
69 APc-69 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros 24 Feb 43 7 Sep 43 --
70 APc-70 17 Aug 42 Hodgdon Bros 12 Apr 43 30 Oct 43 --
71 APc-71 15 Aug 42 Bristol Yacht 29 Jul 42 11 Jan 43 --
72 APc-72 15 Aug 42 Bristol Yacht 15 Sep 42 5 Apr 43 --
73 APc-73 15 Aug 42 Bristol Yacht 5 Nov 42 9 Jun 43 6 Aug 43
74 APc-74 15 Aug 42 Bristol Yacht 21 Jan 43 4 Oct 43 --
75 APc-75 29 Aug 42 W. A. Robinson 10 Oct 42 3 May 43 26 Jul 43
76 APc-76 29 Aug 42 W. A. Robinson 6 Nov 42 19 May 43 --
77 APc-77 29 Aug 42 W. A. Robinson 16 Dec 42 16 Jun 43 --
78 APc-78 29 Aug 42 W. A. Robinson 31 Dec 42 15 Jul 43 --
79 APc-79 29 Aug 42 W. A. Robinson 15 Jan 43 15 Aug 43 --
80-84 APc 80-84 29 Aug 42 W. A. Robinson -- -- --
85 APc-85 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 28 Sep 42 12 Mar 43 28 Apr 43
86 APc-86 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 1 Oct 42 9 Feb 43 20 Apr 43
87 APc-87 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 13 Oct 42 28 Apr 43 7 Jun 43
88 APc-88 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 29 Oct 42 25 May 43 21 Jun 43
89 APc-89 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 29 Oct 42 13 May 43 14 Jun 43
90 APc-90 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 18 Nov 42 15 Apr 43 31 May 43
91 APc-91 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 19 Nov 42 1 Apr 43 22 May 43
92 APc-92 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 5 Dec 42 20 Mar 43 15 May 43
93 APc-93 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 22 Feb 43 1 Jun 43 28 Jun 43
94 APc-94 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 23 Feb 43 7 Jun 43 7 Jul 43
95 APc-95 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 24 Mar 43 16 Jun 43 15 Jul 43
96 APc-96 2 Sep 42 Herreshoff Mfg 25 Mar 43 26 Jun 43 28 Jul 43
97 APc-97 16 Sep 42 Noank SB 15 Dec 42 7 Aug 43 --
98 APc-98 16 Sep 42 Noank SB 5 Jan 43 18 Sep 43 18 Dec 43
99-100 APc 99-100 -- Not ordered -- -- --
101 APc-101 17 Aug 42 Fulton SY 14 Sep 42 14 Jan 43 2 Apr 43
102 APc-102 17 Aug 42 Fulton SY 13 Oct 42 26 Jan 43 16 Apr 43
103 APc-103 17 Aug 42 Fulton SY 26 Jan 43 8 Mar 43 1 May 43
104-107 APc 104-107 17 Aug 42 Fulton SY -- -- --
108 APc-108 14 Aug 42 Anderson & Cristofani 11 Oct 42 2 Jan 43 1 May 43
109 APc-109 14 Aug 42 Anderson & Cristofani 28 Nov 42 3 Apr 43 5 Jun 43
110 APc-110 14 Aug 42 Anderson & Cristofani 4 Jan 43 24 Apr 43 3 Jul 43
111 APc-111 14 Aug 42 Anderson & Cristofani 3 Apr 43 5 Jun 43 31 Jul 43
112-115 APc 112-115 14 Aug 42 Anderson & Cristofani -- -- --

Disposition:
APC Name Decomm. Strike Disposal Fate MA Sale
1 APc-1 19 Feb 46 12 Mar 46 20 Jun 47 MC/D 19 Jun 47
2 APc-2 17 May 46 5 Jun 46 7 Apr 47 MC/D 14 Apr 47
3 APc-3 26 Jan 46 26 Feb 46 25 Feb 48 MC/D 24 Feb 48
4 APc-4 6 May 46 21 May 46 31 May 47 FLC --
5 APc-5 28 Jan 46 8 May 46 17 Apr 47 MC/D 15 Apr 47
6 APc-6 14 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 24 Apr 47 FLC --
7 APc-7 5 Apr 46 17 Apr 46 25 Feb 48 MC/D 24 Feb 48
8 APc-8 15 Aug 46 8 Oct 46 24 Feb 48 MC/D 19 Feb 48
9 APc-9 17 Jun 46 28 Aug 46 24 Feb 48 MC/D 19 Feb 48
10 APc-10 14 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 18 Mar 47 MC/D 15 Mar 47
11 APc-11 8 Feb 46 26 Feb 46 16 Mar 48 MC/D 10 Mar 48
12 APc-12 6 May 46 21 May 46 Apr 47 FLC --
13 APc-13 19 Feb 46 12 Mar 46 14 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
14 APc-14 19 Mar 46 28 Mar 46 24 Feb 47 MC/D 24 Feb 47
15 APc-15 19 Mar 46 28 Mar 46 13 Jan 47 MC/D 13 Jan 47
16 APc-16 9 May 46 21 May 46 16 Jan 48 FLC --
17 APc-17 9 Mar 46 20 Mar 46 14 Mar 46 Dest. --
18 APc-18 9 Jul 46 31 Jul 46 23 Oct 47 MC/D 23 Oct 47
19 APc-19 15 Feb 46 26 Feb 46 29 Jan 47 MC/D 28 Jan 47
20 APc-20 14 Mar 46 28 Mar 46 24 Feb 48 MC/D 19 Feb 48
21 APc-21 -- 31 Dec 43 17 Dec 43 Lost --
22 APc-22 13 May 46 23 Apr 47 29 Jan 47 Trf. 29 Jan 47
23 APc-23 1 Apr 46 17 Apr 46 9 Apr 47 MC/D 8 Apr 47
24 APc-24 19 Apr 46 1 May 46 27 Jan 47 MC/D 22 Jan 47
25 APc-25 13 May 46 23 Apr 47 23 Jan 47 MC/D 23 Jan 47
26 APc-26 5 Apr 46 17 Apr 46 8 May 47 MC/D 2 May 47
27 APc-27 7 May 46 21 May 46 8 Mar 47 MC/D 4 Mar 47
28 APc-28 28 Nov 45 19 Dec 45 9 Oct 45 Lost --
29 APc-29 23 Apr 46 8 May 46 12 Feb 47 MC/D 12 Feb 47
30 APc-30 18 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 31 Jan 47 MC/D 13 Feb 47
31 APc-31 18 Feb 46 12 Mar 46 21 May 47 MC/D 14 May 47
32 APc-32 13 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 5 Feb 47 MC/D 5 Feb 47
33 APc-33 4 Feb 46 26 Feb 46 31 Dec 46 MC/D 13 Dec 46
34 APc-34 22 May 46 5 Jun 46 15 Mar 48 MC/D 8 Mar 48
35 APc-35 -- 26 Oct 43 22 Sep 43 Lost --
36 APc-36 1 Apr 46 17 Apr 46 18 Mar 48 MC/D 17 Feb 48
37 APc-37 10 Apr 46 1 May 46 13 Nov 47 MC/D 10 Nov 47
38 APc-38 28 Mar 46 17 Apr 46 9 Dec 46 MC/D 9 Dec 46
39 APc-39 13 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 17 Feb 47 MC/D 17 Feb 47
40 APc-40 16 Jan 46 7 Feb 46 9 Mar 48 MC/D 27 Feb 48
41 APc-41 25 Jan 46 25 Feb 46 24 Jan 48 MC/D 23 Jan 48
42 APc-42 5 Jul 46 31 Jul 46 26 Jun 47 MC/D 30 Jun 47
43 APc-43 11 Mar 46 28 Mar 46 6 Jan 47 MC/D 6 Jan 47
44 APc-44 17 May 46 5 Jun 46 25 Apr 47 MC/D 21 Apr 47
45 APc-45 1 Apr 46 17 Apr 46 24 Jan 48 MC/D 22 Jan 48
46 APc-46 1 Mar 46 20 Mar 46 26 Mar 48 MC/D 9 Mar 48
47 APc-47 10 May 46 5 Jun 46 20 Nov 47 MC/D 10 Nov 47
48 APc-48 21 Feb 46 12 Mar 46 17 Dec 47 MC/D 15 Dec 47
49 APc-49 14 Jan 46 7 Feb 46 20 Jan 46 Sold --
50 APc-50 5 Aug 46 28 Aug 46 15 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
51 APc-51 -- 13 Nov 46 10 Jun 43 Trf. --
52 APc-52 -- 23 Dec 47 15 Jul 43 Trf. --
53 APc-53 -- 23 Jun 47 28 Oct 43 Trf. --
54 APc-54 -- 1 May 46 22 Feb 44 Trf. --
55 APc-55 -- 13 Nov 46 20 May 43 Trf. 21 Jan 47
56 APc-56 -- 23 Jun 47 25 Aug 43 Trf. --
57 APc-57 -- 26 Jul 50 26 Nov 43 Trf. --
58 APc-58 -- 23 Jun 47 5 May 43 Trf. --
59 APc-59 -- 12 Aug 48 16 Apr 43 Trf. --
60 APc-60 -- 13 Nov 46 19 May 43 Trf. --
61 APc-61 -- 13 Nov 46 27 May 43 Trf. --
62 APc-62 -- 23 Jun 47 22 Jun 43 Trf. --
63 APc-63 -- 1 Aug 47 7 Jul 43 Trf. --
64 APc-64 -- 8 Oct 46 26 Jul 43 Trf. 24 Jan 47
65 APc-65 -- 8 Sep 52 29 May 43 Trf. --
66 APc-66 -- 8 Sep 52 23 Jun 43 Trf. --
67 APc-67 27 Aug 43 8 Sep 52 27 Aug 43 Trf. --
68 APc-68 -- 8 Oct 46 9 Sep 43 Trf. 30 Dec 46
69 APc-69 -- 26 Jul 50 2 Nov 43 Trf. --
70 APc-70 -- 13 Nov 46 11 Dec 43 Trf. --
71 APc-71 -- 8 Sep 52 26 Apr 43 Trf. --
72 APc-72 -- 12 Mar 48 11 Jun 43 Trf. --
73 APc-73 27 Aug 43 8 Sep 52 27 Aug 43 Trf. --
74 APc-74 -- 10 Jun 47 16 Nov 43 Trf. 27 Dec 46
75 APc-75 27 Aug 43 8 Sep 52 27 Aug 43 Trf. --
76 APc-76 -- 25 Sep 46 16 Aug 43 Trf. 9 Jun 47
77 APc-77 -- 23 Jun 47 31 Aug 43 Trf. --
78 APc-78 -- 3 Jul 46 24 Sep 43 Trf. --
79 APc-79 -- 25 Sep 46 21 Oct 43 Trf. 30 Dec 46
80-84 APc 80-84 -- -- 3 Oct 42 Canc. --
85 APc-85 25 May 43 7 Jun 49 25 May 43 Trf. --
86 APc-86 12 Feb 44 16 Aug 55 -- Unk. --
87 APc-87 28 Jun 46 23 Jun 47 6 Jan 48 MC/D 31 Dec 47
88 APc-88 28 Jun 46 7 Jan 57 -- Unk. --
89 APc-89 14 Feb 44 26 Nov 48 10 Aug 49 Sold --
90 APc-90 11 Feb 44 7 Jun 49 2 Aug 49 Sold --
91 APc-91 16 Feb 44 7 Jan 57 -- Unk. --
92 APc-92 18 Feb 44 18 Jun 52 2 Jun 52 Trf. --
93 APc-93 19 Feb 44 17 Oct 55 -- Unk. --
94 APc-94 9 Jul 46 7 Jan 57 -- Unk. --
95 APc-95 18 Apr 46 1 May 46 6 Jan 47 MC/D 6 Jan 47
96 APc-96 17 May 46 5 Jun 46 6 Dec 46 MC/D 5 Dec 46
97 APc-97 -- 23 Jun 47 1 Nov 43 Trf. --
98 APc-98 24 Jan 46 7 Feb 46 13 Nov 47 MC/D 7 Nov 47
99-100 APc 99-100 -- -- 3 Oct 42 Canc. --
101 APc-101 26 Apr 46 8 May 46 20 Jan 47 MC/D 20 Jan 47
102 APc-102 6 Feb 46 25 Feb 46 5 Oct 45 Lost --
103 APc-103 3 Dec 45 19 Dec 45 9 Oct 45 Lost --
104-107 APc 104-107 -- -- 3 Oct 42 Canc. --
108 APc-108 24 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 13 Jan 47 MC/D 13 Jan 47
109 APc-109 1 Mar 46 20 Mar 46 25 Nov 46 MC/D 25 Nov 46
110 APc-110 27 Nov 45 19 Dec 45 10 Oct 47 MC/D 9 Oct 47
111 APc-111 27 Apr 46 8 May 46 10 Jan 47 MC/D 10 Jan 47
112-115 APc 112-115 -- -- 3 Oct 42 Canc. --

Class Notes:
FY 1942. Some units had a 500 HP diesel. The procurement history of the APc-1 class begins with the AMc (coastal minesweeper) and ends with the LCIL (Large Infantry Landing Craft). Interwar mobilization plans called for two types of minesweepers, a large seagoing type (AM) and a smaller coastal type (AMc). Wartime needs for the former were to be satisfied by a combination of new construction and requisitioning of large commercial fishing vessels, while needs for the latter were expected to be fulfilled entirely by taking craft from the fishing fleet. By late 1940 it was clear that some new construction AMc's would also be needed, and twenty were ordered from shipbuilders in December 1940 and January 1941, followed by another 50 in April 1941. They were built to a design based on the commercial fishing boats then being requisitioned and had wood hulls, a length of 96 feet, and a speed of about 12 knots. On 19 Jan 42 CNO directed the construction of another batch of 50 of this type, AMc 150-199. However in December 1940 the Navy had also started building a new type of minesweeper for local defense, the Motor Mine Sweeper (YMS). This type turned out to be able to do anything the AMc could do but had greater length (136 feet) and, perhaps most important, the ability to sweep magnetic mines. By the end of January 1942 the construction of 489 of this well regarded type including 80 for the British, had been undertaken or directed.

In February 1942 the Bureau of Ships issued specifications for a modified design for AMc 150-199. It was to be slightly longer than its predecessor (103 feet overall) and was to incorporate a number of other detailed improvements. This process was interrupted on 13 Apr 42 when the CNO requested the construction of the 50 vessels as "raider transports, AP," probably for use in the South Pacific. The District Craft Development Board, in recommending the change on 20 Apr 42, suggested three possible uses for the craft, for which the category "Coastal transport (small), APc" was created on 22 April: (1) transportation of 2 officers and 74 men (possibly a raiding party) for a maximum voyage of 24 hours, (2) transportation of 2 officers, 50 men, and a cargo of 1,500 cu.ft. for 24 hours, and (3) carrying a cargo of 4,000 cu.ft. (17 tons) and no passengers on a voyage of 2,500 miles. To carry cargo, the vessels were to be equipped with a 2-ton capacity boom on the foremast serving an 8x7 foot hatch to the forward compartment, and to travel up to 2,500 miles their fuel and water capacity was to be increased. AMc 150-199 thus became APc 1-50, though not respectively. The British found the new type attractive and on 6 Jun 42 requisitioned 50 more, and on 25 Jul 42 the Assistant CNO for Maintenance (Adm. Farber) recommended adding 15 or more small APc's to the program in view of the long time it took to get construction of the ones already ordered underway. On 5 Aug 42 VCNO directed the addition of the 15 APc's, for a total of 115.

In the meantime, construction of 350 landing craft of a new type, the LCIL, had been directed on 20 May 42, and on 1 Oct 42 CominCh wrote that LCILs were more suitable than APc's as troop carriers. He may have had in mind the raiding mission mentioned above, although the troop capacity, size, and speed of the new type were all far greater than those of the APc's. On 3 Oct 42 VCNO cancelled the 15 APc's in his August directive. This action terminated the APc program and also resulted in the scrambling of both the hull numbers and the directives associated with the various hulls. During the process of contracting for the additional 15 ships, the units numbered APc 75-89 were renumbered APc 100-15. The 15 cancellations were spread out throughout the contracts placed in late August and early September, and the official accounting ascribed the 15 cancelled hulls to the 5 Aug 42 directive and ascribed to the British requisition all of the units between APc-51 and APc-115 that were actually built.

Of this large class, only ten units, APc 85-94, were assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. One was transferred to Ecuador, and the others were soon relegated to use as personnel ferries for local naval facilites and eventually disarmed, placed out of commission and put in service with reduced crews as district craft. In July 1945 their passenger capacity was set at 250 persons (with the addition of ballast and removal of armament), and in this role they were found to be much more suitable than LCIL's or LCM's. In September 1945 CinCLant wanted to use two at Bermuda, one at Newport, and six at Casco Bay, Maine. These were the only vessels of this class to see postwar service.

Ship Notes:
APC Name Notes
1 APc-1 Ex AMc-164. Sold (delivered) by MC to George Fulton, Fulton Construction Co., Houston, Texas. Merc. COMER PLUMMER 1947.
2 APc-2 Ex AMc-165. Sold (delivered) by MC to George Danches, St. Louis, Miss. Merc. DANSCO 1951.
3 APc-3 Ex AMc-166. Sold (delivered) by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, Wash.
4 APc-4 Ex AMc-167. Sold in the Philippines to Korea.
5 APc-5 Ex AMc-168. Sold (delivered) by MC to G. A. Hunter, Eureka, Cal. Merc. Merc. DENNIS GAYLE 1947.
6 APc-6 Ex AMc-169. Sold in the Philippines to Korea.
7 APc-7 Ex AMc-196. Sold (delivered) by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, Wash.
8 APc-8 Ex AMc-197. Sold (delivered) by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, Wash.
9 APc-9 Ex AMc-198. Sold (delivered) by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, Wash.
10 APc-10 Ex AMc-199. Sold (delivered) by MC to Harold Hunter, Morro Bay, Cal. Merc. DONNA MAE 1948.
11 APc-11 Ex AMc-180. Sold (awarded) by MC to John Tanzi, San Francisco, Cal. Merc. ISABEL ROSE 1948.
12 APc-12 Ex AMc-181. Sold in Philippines to Korea.
13 APc-13 Ex AMc-174. Sold (awarded) by MC to Raymond G. Turner, San Diego, Cal.
14 APc-14 Ex AMc-175. Sold (delivered) by MC to Johannes A. Beck, Petersburg, Alaska. Merc. NORTHLAND 1947.
15 APc-15 Ex AMc-155. Sold (delivered) by MC to Harold A. Jones, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
16 APc-16 Ex AMc-156. Decomm. at Subic Bay, Philippines. Driven onto beach and bow smashed in typhoon Sep 46. Wreck sold by FLC, abandoned by buyer.
17 APc-17 Ex AMc-157. Recommended for decomm. and sinking in Philippine Area 7 Jan 46, destroyed there in March.
18 APc-18 Ex AMc-158. Sold (delivered) by MC to Frieda Pinckney Scheck, Santa Barbara, Cal.
19 APc-19 Ex AMc-170. Sold (delivered) by MC to Charles E. Kaltenbach, Laguna Beach, Cal.
20 APc-20 Ex AMc-171. Sold (delivered) by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, Wash. Merc. SEA MONSTER, first registered 1957.
21 APc-21 Ex AMc-172. Sunk by Japanese aircraft bomb off New Britain (Arawe).
22 APc-22 Ex AMc-173. Transferred via MC to Dept. of the Interior. Merc. STORMBIRD 1949, off list 1951.
23 APc-23 Ex AMc-159. Sold (delivered) by MC to Ramon Zuniga, M. San Ysidro, Cal.
24 APc-24 Ex AMc-160. Sold (delivered) by MC to Joseph Campanelli, San Francisco, Cal.
25 APc-25 Ex AMc-161. Sold (delivered) by MC to Bryce Little, Seattle, Wash. Merc. COASTAL TRADER II. 1947, off list 1949.
26 APc-26 Ex AMc-162. Sold (delivered) by MC to G. M. Lindsay, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
27 APc-27 Ex AMc-163. Sold (delivered) by MC to Frank Leslie Fulton, Antioch, Cal.
28 APc-28 Ex AMc-182. Driven hard aground by typhoon at Okinawa. Destroyed by burning 9 Mar 46.
29 APc-29 Ex AMc-183. Sold (delivered) by MC to A. S. Thompson, Seattle, Wash. Merc. NUISANCE IV 1947.
30 APc-30 Ex AMc-184. Sold (delivered) by MC to Charlie E. Steel, Las Vegas, Nev.
31 APc-31 Ex AMc-185. Sold (delivered) by MC to Anderson & Cristofani SB & Marine Railway, San Francisco, Cal.
32 APc-32 Ex AMc-186. Sold (delivered) by MC to H. L. Coville, West Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
33 APc-33 Ex AMc-150. Sold (delivered) by MC to William S. Kisich, c/o Sanvernmo (?) Co., San Francisco, Cal.
34 APc-34 Ex AMc-151. Sold (awarded) by MC to Cia. Commercial S. de R.L. de C.V., Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.
35 APc-35 Ex AMc-152. Grounded off New Georgia, beached and abandoned.
36 APc-36 Ex AMc-153. Sold (awarded) by MC to Fred Cook, Aransas Pass, Texas.
37 APc-37 Ex AMc-154. Sold (delivered) by MC, buyer's name not recorded.
38 APc-38 Ex AMc-193. Sold (delivered) by MC to James Mastrogeorge, Pittsburgh, Pa.
39 APc-39 Ex AMc-194. Sold (delivered) by MC to Rupert Fish Co. Inc. c/o Messrs. Jones & Bronson, Seattle, Wash.
40 APc-40 Ex AMc-195. Sold (awarded) by MC to Lawrence W. Koerner, San Francisco, Cal.
41 APc-41 Ex AMc-176. Earlier order: Snow SY (19 Feb 42). Sold (delivered) by MC to F. A. Wandtke, Mill Valley, Cal. Merc. FRANCES ANN 1948.
42 APc-42 Ex AMc-177. Earlier order: Snow SY (19 Feb 42). Sold (delivered) by MC to Donald S. Morgan, Long Beach, Cal. Merc. DONNA M 1948, off list 1954.
43 APc-43 Ex AMc-178. Earlier order: Snow SY (19 Feb 42). Sold (delivered) by MC to Empacadora del Pacifico, Ensenada, Mexico.
44 APc-44 Ex AMc-179. Earlier order: Snow SY (19 Feb 42). Sold (delivered) by MC to Silvano Perez Ramos, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
45 APc-45 Ex AMc-187. Sold (delivered) by MC to Ernest W. Rideout, San Jose, Cal. Merc. HALAWI 1949.
46 APc-46 Ex AMc-188. Sold (awarded) by MC to John P. Stoloroll & Homer I. Salley, San Francisco, Cal. Merc. RETRIEVER 1951.
47 APc-47 Ex AMc-189. Sold (delivered) by MC to Cdr. Arthur A. Anderson, Sacramento, Cal.
48 APc-48 Ex AMc-190. Sold (delivered) by MC to William S. Cady & Kimball Allen, San Francisco, Cal. Merc. ALLEN CODY 1948.
49 APc-49 Ex AMc-191. Grounded 30 Jul 45 near Pearl Harbor, hulk seems to have been brought to Pearl where decomm. and stk. Jan 46. Sold at Pearl as salvage to a Honolulu buyer.
50 APc-50 Ex AMc-192. Sold (awarded) by MC to Kennydale Shipyard, Kennydale, Wash.
51 APc-51 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-1. Returned 10 Dec 46, sold by FLC Apr 47 at Malta to Greek Govt.
52 APc-52 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-2. Returned 8 Jan 47, sold by FLC 8 Jan 47 to Greek firm.
53 APc-53 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-3. Returned 28 Aug 46, sold by FLC Apr 47 at Malta to Greek Govt.
54 APc-54 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-4. Declared total loss 1 Apr 46 (inoperable at Colombo, Ceylon, beached to prevent sinking).
55 APc-55 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-5. Renamed TENDERFOOT 1944. Arrived at Norfolk from Malta under British flag 6 Jul 46, decomm. (U.K.) and returned 27 Jul 46. Sold (delivered) by MC at Norfolk to Bristol Yacht Building Co., South Bristol, Maine. Merc. EAGLE 1947.
56 APc-56 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-6. Returned 28 Aug 46, sold by FLC Apr 47 at Malta to Greek Govt.
57 APc-57 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-20. Loaned by Royal Navy to War Office as EL ALAMEIN, used in the Caribbean. Returned 15 Apr 50 at Key West, expended as experimental gunnery target off Norfolk 8 Aug 50.
58 APc-58 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-7. Became repair ship ASTRAVAL 1944. Returned 10 Dec 46, sold by FLC Apr 47 at Malta to Greek Govt.
59 APc-59 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-8. Returned 24 May 48, sold by FLC as of 1 May 48.
60 APc-60 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-9. Returned 10 Dec 46, sold by FLC Nov 46.
61 APc-61 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-10. Returned 10 Dec 46, sold by FLC Nov 46.
62 APc-62 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-21. Returned 28 Aug 46, sold Apr 47 by FLC at Malta to Greek Govt.
63 APc-63 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-22. Returned Jun 46, sold 12 Apr 47 by FLC at Malta to Greece.
64 APc-64 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-23. Arrived at Norfolk from Malta under British flag 9 Aug 46, decomm. (U.K.) and returned 15 Aug 46. Sold (delivered) by MC to Dominic V. Wise & Mark J. Wise, Philadelphia, Pa.
65 APc-65 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-11. Returned 12 Aug 44 and trf. to Greece under Lend Lease same date as VELESTINON. Returned and given to Greece under MDAP 22 Jul 52. Sold 1964.
66 APc-66 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-12. Returned 12 Aug 44 and trf. to Greece under Lend Lease same date as ELASSON. Returned and given to Greece under MDAP 22 Jul 52. Sold 1963.
67 APc-67 Scheduled for transfer to UK under Lend Lease as FT-24 but retained by US for transfer to Greece. Trf. to Greece under Lend Lease as LECHOVON. Returned and given to Greece under MDAP 22 Jul 52. Sold 1964.
68 APc-68 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-25. Arrived at Norfolk from Malta under British flag 9 Aug 46, decomm. (U.K.) and returned 15 Aug 46. Sold (delivered) by MC to Adam P. Smith, New Orleans, La. Merc. ORO LOBO 1947, off list 1952/53.
69 APc-69 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-26. Loaned by Royal Navy to War Office as CANANIA. Returned 5 Apr 50 at Key West, expended as experimental gunnery target off Norfolk 16 Aug 50.
70 APc-70 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-27. Returned 10 Dec 46, sold by FLC Nov 46.
71 APc-71 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-13. Returned 12 Aug 44 and trf. to Greece under Lend Lease same date as KALAVRYTA. Returned and given to Greece under MDAP 22 Jul 52. Sold 1963.
72 APc-72 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-14. Returned 29 May 46 at Subic Bay, destroyed by sinking 5 Aug 46.
73 APc-73 Scheduled for transfer to UK under Lend Lease as FT-28 but retained by U.S. for transfer to Greece. Trf. to Greece under Lend Lease as ANCHIALOS. Returned and given to Greece under MDAP 22 Jul 52. Sold circa 1963.
74 APc-74 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-29. Arrived at Norfolk from Malta under British flag 6 Jul 46, decomm. (U.K.) and returned 27 Jul 46. Sold (delivered) by MC to J. R. Lawson & C. L. Lawson, Hampton, Va.
75 APc-75 Scheduled for transfer to UK under Lend Lease as FT-15 but retained by U.S. for transfer to Greece. Trf. to Greece under Lend Lease as DISTOMON. Returned and given to Greece under MDAP 22 Jul 52. Sold 1963.
76 APc-76 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-16. Renamed TENDERHEART 1944. Arrived at Norfolk from Malta under British flag 6 Jul 46, decomm. (U.K.) and returned 27 Jul 46. Sold (delivered) by MC to J. R. Lawson, Hampton, Va.
77 APc-77 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-17. Returned 28 Aug 46, sold by FLC Apr 47 at Malta to Greek Govt.
78 APc-78 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-18. Returned 1 Jun 46 at Subic Bay, sold by FLC 21 Oct 47.
79 APc-79 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-19. Arrived at Norfolk from Malta under British flag 6 Jul 46, decomm. (U.K.) and returned 27 Jul 46. Sold (delivered) by MC to D. J. Hennessy, New Orleans, La. Merc. ORO ZORRA 1947, off list 1951.
80-84 APc 80-84 Cancelled.
85 APc-85 Trf. to Ecuador under Lend Lease as CINCO DE JUNIO. USN decomm. est. Returned and sold by FLC to Ecuador 13 May 49. Renamed EL ORO ca. 1951, stk. 1961 and scrapped.
86 APc-86 Decommissioned and placed in service 12 Feb 44 at Bermuda. Out of service in reserve 28 Oct 49. In USN reserve 1949-55
87 APc-87 Decommissioned and placed in service 11 Feb 44, recomm. 27 Mar 45 for use at Guantanamo Bay. Converted to personnel ferry late 1945, in service 28 Jun 46 in boat pool at Casco Bay, Maine. Grounded and flooded in bad weather while under tow by LUISENO (ATF-156) at New London, Conn., out of service for disposal 16 Apr 47. Sold (delivered) by MC to Berkley L. & H. G. Simpson, Beaufort, N.C.
88 APc-88 Decommissioned and placed in service 22 Mar 44. Recomm. 3 May 45 for use at Guantanamo Bay. Converted to personnel ferry late 1945, in service 28 Jun 46 in boat pool at Casco Bay, Maine, out of service in reserve 28 Oct 49. In USN reserve 1949-57.
89 APc-89 Decommissioned and placed in service 14 Feb 44 at Bermuda. Assigned 19 Jun 46 to Fleet Camera Party in Tenth Naval District. To Norfolk for disposal ca. Feb 48. Sold at Norfolk, delivered to buyer prior 11 Sep 49. Merc. BEAR (research vessel?) 1951, off list 1952-53.
90 APc-90 Decommissioned and placed in service 11 Feb 44. Assigned to boat pool duty on the east coast, possibly at Casco Bay, Maine, 19 Jun 46. Out of service for disposal 17 May 49. Sold at Norfolk, delivered to buyer 9 Sep 49. Merc. JOHN J. NAGLE 1952/53.
91 APc-91 Decommissioned and placed in service 16 Feb 44 at Bermuda. Converted to personnel ferry late 1945. Assigned to boat pool duty in Narragansett Bay on 3 Dec 45 and 19 Jun 46. Out of service in reserve 28 Oct 49. In USN reserve 1949-57.
92 APc-92 Decommissioned and placed in service 18 Feb 44 at Bermuda. Assigned to boat pool duty on the east coast, possibly at Casco Bay, Maine, 19 Jun 46, reassigned to Bermuda 11 Jul 47. Out of service in reserve at Charleston, S.C., ca. 17 Apr 50. Sold under MDAP to Haiti 1952 as VERTIERES. Later lost.
93 APc-93 Decommissioned and placed in service 19 Feb 44 at Bermuda. Assigned to boat pool duty on the east coast, possibly at Casco Bay, Maine, 19 Jun 46 reassigned to Bermuda 11 Jul 47. Out of service in reserve at Charleston, S.C., ca. 7 May 50.
94 APc-94 Ordered retained in full comm. 28 Mar 44. Converted to personnel ferry late 1945. Assigned to boat pool duty on the east coast 19 Jun 46, possibly at Casco Bay, Maine, decomm. and placed in service 9 Jul 46. Out of service in reserve at Charleston, S.C., 28 Oct 49. In USN reserve 1949-57.
95 APc-95 Sold (delivered) by MC to Maurice C. Reaber, Seattle, Wash. Merc. CORAL SEA 1948, off list 1960.
96 APc-96 Sold (delivered) by MC to George Andrew Hill, San Diego, Cal.
97 APc-97 Trf. to UK under Lend Lease as FT-30. Returned 28 Aug 46, sold by FLC Apr 47 at Malta to Greek Govt.
98 APc-98 Sold (delivered) by MC to Hugh Allan Rideout, San Jose, Cal. Merc. E. V. RIDEOUT 1948, off list 1950.
99-100 APc 99-100 Cancelled.
101 APc-101 Renumbered from APc-75 25 Aug 42. Sold (delivered) by MC to Rupert M. Thomas, Seattle, Wash. Merc. KLEHOWA 1947.
102 APc-102 Renumbered from APc-76 25 Aug 42. Beached at Saipan during hurricane 5 Oct 45. Declared destroyed as of decomm. date of 6 Feb 46.
103 APc-103 Renumbered from APc-77 25 Aug 42. Aground during typhoon at Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Wreck destroyed by burning 12 Dec 45.
104-107 APc 104-107 Renumbered from APc 78-81 25 Aug 42. Cancelled.
108 APc-108 Renumbered from APc-82 25 Aug 42. Sold (delivered) by MC to Andreas Wikan, Seattle, Wash. Merc. ICELAND 1947.
109 APc-109 Renumbered from APc-83 25 Aug 42. Sold (delivered) by MC to Marine Products Co., San Diego, Cal.
110 APc-110 Renumbered from APc-84 25 Aug 42. Sold (delivered) by MC to William H. Novales, San Francisco, Cal. Merc. SURPRISE 1951.
111 APc-111 Renumbered from APc-85 25 Aug 42. Sold (delivered) by MC to Lawrence A. J. Hansen, Seattle, Wash. Merc. COASTAL TRADER 1947, off list 1951.
112-115 APc 112-115 Renumbered from APc 86-89 25 Aug 42. Cancelled.

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APC        1942
Compiled:        26 Oct 2008
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