USS Crockett (PG-88)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Crockett and RV Rachel Carson.
USS Crockett (PG-88) underway c1969.jpg
Career (USA)
Name: USS Crockett (PG-88)
Builder: Tacoma Boatbuilding Company
Launched: 4 June 1966
Commissioned: 24 June 1967
Decommissioned: 1 October 1976
Struck: 15 December 1976
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Asheville-class gunboat
Displacement: 245 long tons (249 t)
Length: 164 ft 6 in (50.14 m)
Beam: 23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)
Draft: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Propulsion: CODAG
2 × 725 hp (541 kW) VT-12 875M Cummins diesel engines
1 × 1,370 shp (1,022 kW) General Electric LM 1500 gas turbine engine
2 shafts
Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)
Complement: 24
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber gun
1 × 40 mm gun
2 × twin .50 cal. machine guns

The second USS Crockett (PGM-88/PG-88) was a Asheville-class gunboat in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Crockett was laid down by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Washington, and commissioned 24 June 1967.

Homeported in San Diego, Crockett served off the coast of Vietnam as part of Operation Market Time.

Crockett transferred to the Naval Reserve Force on 1 July 1975 and was decommissioned in October 1976.[1] She was then transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency and since has been scrapped.[2]

RV Rachel Carson[edit]

Once transferred to the EPA, the vessel was renamed for American environmentalist Rachel Carson. At the time, it was the largest limnological vessel on the Great Lakes, and its initial use was monitoring and analyzing pollution in Lake Erie.[3] At one point it was proposed to be moved to Muskegon, Michigan along with USS Silversides.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gunboat PGM-88 Crockett". NavSource Online. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "PG-88 Crockett". Gunboat Riders. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "RV Rachel Carson". Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  4. ^ Robert Davis (1985-09-09). "WWII Sub at Navy Pier Awaits New Orders". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.