Crosley-class high speed transport

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USS Begor (APD-127) during the evacuation and demolition of Hungnam, Korea, 24 December 1950 after the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
Class overview
Name: Crosley class
Preceded by: Charles Lawrence class
Planned: 55
Completed: 51
Cancelled: 4
Preserved: 1
General characteristics
Type: High speed transport
Displacement: 1400 BRT
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draft: 12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)
Propulsion: Turbo-electric, 2 shafts
Speed: 23.5 knots (27.0 mph; 43.5 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12 officers, 192 enlisted.
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

Crosley-class high speed transports were high speed transport ships that served in the United States Navy during World War II. Some stayed in commission long enough to serve in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. All of them were converted from Rudderow-class destroyer escorts during construction except for USS Bray (APD-139), which was converted a year after her construction. After World War II ended, several of the ships were sold to Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, and Colombia.

Today, ARC Cordoba (DT-15), formerly USS Ruchamkin (APD-89) is the only surviving member of the class, preserved as a museum ship in Tocancipa, Colombia.

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External links[edit]

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