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U.S.S. WILLIAM P. BIDDLE

(APA-8)

WILLY P. AND THE FIGHTING FIVE

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APA-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1941 - Commissioned: 3 FEB 1941
APR 1946 - Decommissioned: 9 APR 1946

APA-8 General Specifications

Class: Heywood-class attack transport

Named for: William P. Biddle

Complement: 45 Officers and 515 Enlisted

Displacement: 8000 tons

Length: 507 feet

Beam: 56 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Scrapped 1957