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Re: APD question
Posted by Craig Bennett on May 13, 2018, 6:37:41, in reply to "APD question"
I think the navy got it's money out of the APD program. In the 1950's a number of APD's were converted to the DER (Destroyer Escort Radar -Long Range Radar) program and were used in to the late 1960's. Also a number APD's were given to foreign countries and operated until the late 1980's.
: Was rereading the Squadron book on destroyer
: escorts particularly the section on APDs.
: 95 DEs converted plus 30 some odd four
: pipers. Quite a sizable group but as I
: think back on all the reading Iíve done on
: the USN in the Pacific I donít recall much
: or even any mention of the APDs. Nor do I
: recall much photo evidence.
: So, was the APD program a dead end? Wasted
: effort? Any APD experts out there?
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