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USS Julius A. Raven (APD-110)
Career
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
Fate: Deleted 1984
Scrapped
General characteristics
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)
Troops: 162
Complement: 204
Armament: • 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun
• 6 × 40 mm guns
• 6 × 20 mm guns
• 2 × depth charge tracks

USS Julius A. Raven (APD-110), ex-DE-600, was a United States Navy high-speed transport in commission from 1945 to 1946. She later served in the Republic of Korea Navy as ROKS Ung Po (PG-83).

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

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.

Service history[edit | edit source]

After shakedown training in the Caribbean, Julius A. Raven served as a training ship at Miami, Florida, for student officers during her active U.S. Navy career.

Decommissioning and disposal[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

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