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APD-47 Bates
United States Navy fast attack transport
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Buckley - 1943/03/29
Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Mass.
1943/06/06 1943/09/12 1945/05/25
sunk
Namesake: Ens Edward M. Bates *1919/09/19, KIA 41/12/07 onboard Arizona
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/11/0?       joinPac - Panama Canal   66 
44/12 45/02     P.H., Ulithi - UDT training operations   66 
45/02/10 45/03/04 Detach 52/UDTGrp UDT-12   66 
45/03/21 45/05/25 Iceber 52.11     66 
45/04/06   Iceber 52.11 rescued 23 survivors of Morris   66 
45/05/25   Iceber 52.11 sunk(kami) 2 miles S of Ie Shima (26-41N, 127-47E) - 21 KIA, 35 WIA   86 

Ship status, hull number changes...: ex DE-68, 1944/07/31 > APD-47, sunk 2641'N., 12747'E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 3 Battle Stars
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