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United States Navy
Nov 1942 - Nov 1945
John Stanford (John Stanford Sr.)
Served From Feb 1943 To Aug 1944
On The United States Navy Destroyer USS Kilty


USS Kilty
APD 15
(ex DD-137)

War In The Pacific
Stanford Operated One Of The USS Kilty's Landing Crafts
He Conducted Many Hazardous Beach Head Landings



The Marine Corps Raiders Battalion embarked aboard the USS Mc Kean (APD-5), USS Waters (APD-8), USS Kilty (APD-15) and the USS Ward (APD-16), at Tetere, Guadalcanal, and debarked at Enogai, New Georgia, BSI. Also known as the Dragons Peninsula.


USS Kilty
A
High-Speed Transport

Specifications
Displacement: 1,190 tons
Length: 314'4"
Beam: 30'6"
Draft: 8'8"
Speed: 35 knots
Armament: 4 4"/50, 1 3"/23, 6x3 21" torpedo tubes
Complement: 149
Carries 4 small landing craft
Geared turbines with twin screws, 26,000 h.p.
Built at Mare Island Navy Yard and commissioned 1918
Converted from Flush-Decker Destroyer to High-Speed Transport, 1943

 

 

 

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