USS Knox (APA-46)
|Name:||USS Knox (APA-91)
(MC Hull No. 430)
|Reclassified:||AP-91 to APA-46, 1 February 1943|
|Launched:||17 July 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. R. K. Forde|
|Acquired:||30 September 1943|
|Commissioned:||30 September 1943 (ferry)|
|Decommissioned:||14 October 1943|
|Refit:||Conversion by Bethlehem Steel|
|Commissioned:||4 March 1944 (full)|
|Decommissioned:||14 March 1946|
|Struck:||1 May 1946|
|5 battle stars, World War II|
|Fate:||Sold for commercial service, 1947
Scrapped, June 1971
|Class & type:||Bayfield-class attack transport
|Displacement:||8,100 tons, 16,100 tons fully loaded|
|Length:||492 ft (150 m)|
|Beam:||69 ft 6 in (21.18 m)|
|Draft:||26 ft 6 in (8.08 m)|
|Propulsion:||Westinghouse geared turbine, 2 x Foster Wheeler D-type boilers, single propeller, designed shaft horsepower 8,500|
|Boats & landing
|17 x LCVP
2 x LCM (Mk-6).
|Capacity:||4,700 tons (175,000 cu. ft).|
|Complement:||Crew: 51 officers, 524 enlisted
Flag: 43 officers, 108 enlisted.
Troops: 80 officers, 1,146 enlisted
|Armament:||2 × single 5 inch/38 cal. dual purpose gun mounts, one fore and one aft
2 × twin 40mm AA gun mounts
2 × single 40mm AA gun mounts.
18 × single 20mm AA gun mounts.
USS Knox (APA-46) was a Bayfield-class attack transport that served with the US Navy during World War II. She was named for counties in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.
The vessel was laid down by Ingalls Shipbuilding under a Maritime Commission contract, and launched 17 July 1943. She was fitted out as an attack transport at Bethlehem Steel in Brooklyn, New York and commissioned as USS Knox (APA-46) on 4 March 1944.
On 14 March 1946 Knox was decommissioned, struck from the Navy Vessel Register on 1 May, and returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 14 May.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- AP-91 APA-46 Knox, Navsource Online
- Steel Recorder, Isthmian Lines website