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Walsh APD-111

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Walsh
(APD-111: dp. 1,650; 1. 306'0"; b. 37'0"; dr. 13'9";
s. 23.6 k.; cpl. 203; a. 1 5", 6 40mm., 6 20mm., cl.
Crosley )

Walsh (APD-111) was laid down on 27 February 1945 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; launched on 27 April 1946; sponsored by Mrs. John J.
Walsh; and commissioned on 11 July 1945, Lt. Comdr. Philip J. Tiffany, USNR, in command.

After shakedown out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 1 to 29 August, Walsh visited Norfolk and then took part in smokescreen experiments in Chesapeake Bay as part of Task Group 23.19. On 4 October, the fast transport sailed north for training exercises in company with PT boats out of Melville, R.I. She later participated in Navy Day festivities at Portland, Maine, in late October, before departing Portland on 30 October, bound for Philadelphia.

Walsh secured her sonar gear at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and received hull repairs. She departed Philadelphia on 13 November bound for Hampton Roads and arrived at Norfolk the following day. She then unloaded all ammunition and turned in registered publications before proceeding on to Jacksonville, Fla.

Later decommissioned on 26 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs, Fla., Walsh berthed initially with the Florida reserve group and, later, in the Texas group. She remained there until struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1966, and she was scrapped soon thereafter.
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