GOSSELIN APD 126
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort
- USS GOSSELIN APD-126
Commissioned December 31 1944 - Decommissioned July 11 1949
Struck from Naval Register April 1 1964
Sold March 23 1965 for scrap
Keel Laid February 17 1944
Launched May 5 1944 as DE-710
Redesignated Crosley Class High-speed Transport (APD) July 17 1944
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- Gosselin Covers Page 1 (1946)
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Bay City MI
GOSSELIN earned 1 Battle Star for WWII service
GOSSELIN APD-126 was at Tokyo Bay on September 2 1945 for the Japanese surrender
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive Okinawa) - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
NAMESAKE - Ensign Edward Webb Gosselin USN (May 1 1917 - December 7 1941)
Gosselin was killed during the Pearl Harbor attack while serving on USS ARIZONA BB-39
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