USS APL-2 is the lead ship of the APL-2-class barracks ship of the United States Navy.

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United States
Ordered7 October 1943
BuilderPuget Sound Navy Yard
Laid down12 May 1944
Launched6 July 1944
Commissioned25 May 1945
DecommissionedJanuary 1947
HomeportSan Diego
IdentificationHull number: APL-2
Honours and
See Awards
StatusBerthed in San Diego
General characteristics
Class and typeAPL-2-class barracks ship
  • 1,300 t (1,279 long tons) (standard)
  • 2,660 t (2,618 long tons) (full load)
Length260 ft 0 in (79.25 m)
Beam49 ft 2 in (14.99 m)
Draft8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Installed power100kW 450 AC
Propulsion3 × Diesel generators
  • 0 officers
  • 583 enlisted
  • 1,000 Bbls (Diesel)
  • 6 officers
  • 66 enlisted

Construction and careerEdit

The ship was laid down on 12 May 1944, by the Puget Sound Navy Yard and launched on 6 July 1944. She was commissioned on 25 May 1945.[1]

From 15 to 27 June 1945, she was towed by USS Sotoymo (ATA-121) from Seattle to Pearl Harbor. Between 4 and 22 July of that same year, she was towed by the same ship to Eniewetok.

She was put into the reserve fleet by January 1947.[2]

The ship undertook the CincPacFlt Berthing and Messing Program, in which she is berthed in San Diego since at least the early 2000s. She is being used as a berthing and messing barge.[3]



  1. ^ "Non Self-propelled Barracks Ship (APL)". Retrieved 2021-12-16.
  2. ^ "APL-2 Class". Retrieved 2021-12-16.
  3. ^ "APL 2". Retrieved 2021-12-16.