My older brother was a motorMachinist Mate aboard the USS Crescent City (APA 21 and later on AP 21) soon after it was commissioned. Later on in 1946 I was an electricians mate aboard her.My Brother was 16 when he joined the Navy and few months later he was running troops ashore in landing craft. . I was 17 and was sent to Electricians mate school and then to my brothers ship apa 21. They usually did not allow brothers on same ship but they did toward end of war for we both were together for several months.