USS Julius A. Raven (APD-110)
|Name:||USS Julius A. Raven|
|Namesake:||Lieutenant, junior grade, Julius A. Raven (1918-1942), a U.S. Navy officer and Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal recipient|
|Builder:||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||26 January 1944|
|Launched:||3 March 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Irene E. Raven|
|Commissioned:||28 June 1945|
|Decommissioned:||31 May 1946|
|Reclassified:||From destroyer escort (DE-600) to high-speed transport (APD-110) 17 July 1944|
|Struck:||15 January 1966|
|Fate:||Transferred to South Korea 13 January 1966|
|Notes:||Laid down as Rudderow-class destroyer escort USS Julius A. Raven (DE-600)|
|Career (South Korea)|
|Name:||ROKS Ung Po (PG-83)|
|Acquired:||13 January 1966|
|Reclassified:||APD-823, date unknown|
|Reclassified:||DE-825, date unknown|
|Class & type:||Crosley-class high speed transport|
|Displacement:||2,130 long tons (2,164 t) full|
|Length:||306 ft (93 m)|
|Beam:||37 ft (11 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)|
|Speed:||23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)|
|Armament:||• 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun
• 6 × 40 mm guns
• 6 × 20 mm guns
• 2 × depth charge tracks
Construction and commissioning
Julius A. Raven was laid down as the Rudderow-class destroyer escort USS Julius A. Raven (DE-600) on 26 January 1944 by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., at Hingham, Massachusetts, and was launched on 3 March 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Irene E. Raven, the widow of the ship's namesake, Lieutenant, junior grade, Julius A. Raven. The ship was reclassified as a Crosley-class high-speed transport and redesignated APD-110 on 17 July 1944. After conversion to her new role, she was commissioned on 28 June 1945 with Commander William J. Barney, Jr., USNR, in command.
Decommissioning and disposal
Julius A. Raven was decommissioned on 31 May 1946 at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and placed in reserve there as part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. In July 1959 she was moved to the Texas Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, where she remained until stricken from the Navy List on 15 January 1966.
South Korean service
Loaned to South Korea on 13 January 1966 under the Military Assistance Program, Julius A. Raven became ROKS Ung Po (PG-83) in the Republic of Korea Navy. She later was redesignated APD-823 and then DE-825. South Korea purchased Ung Po outright from the United States on 15 November 1974.
The Republic of Korea Navy deleted Ung Po in 1984, and she subsequently was scrapped.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive USS Julius A Raven (APD-110) ex (DE-600)