USS Cread (APD-88)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
USS Cread (APD-88).jpg
Career (United States of America)
Name: Cread
Namesake: Walter Irving Cread (US Navy, KIA on 12 December 1942)
Operator:  United States Navy
Laid down: 6 October 1943
Launched: 2 February 1944
Sponsored by: H. Bergman
Commissioned: 29 July 1945
Decommissioned: 15 March 1946
Reclassified: 17 July 1944
Struck: 1 June 1960
Honors and
awards:
Fate: Sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Metal Company, 16 March 1961.
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,400 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draft: 12 ft 7 in (4 m)
Propulsion: 2 x Babcox and Wilcox DR boilers
2 x GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
2 shafts (12,000 shp)
Speed: 23.6 knots (27.2 mph; 43.7 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
4 LCVPs
Troops: 12 officers
150 enlisted
Complement: 12-15 officers
189-192 enlisted
Armament: 1 x 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
3 x twin 40 mm gun mounts
6 x single 20 mm gun mounts
2 x depth charge tracks

USS Cread (APD-88) was a Crosley-class high speed transport that served in the United States Navy during World War II. She was laid down as Rudderow-class destroyer escort Cread (DE-227) on 16 October 1943 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and launched on 12 February 1944. She was converted to a Crosley-class high speed transport before her construction was complete, and commissioned on 29 July 1945. The war ended before her training was complete and she was decommissioned on 15 March 1946, and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Florida. She was stricken from the Naval Register on 1 June 1960, and sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Metal Company on 16 March 1961.

Sources[edit]