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Crosley Class, U.S. Fast Attack Transports


Photograph of Crosley-class fast attack transport

U.S. Navy. Via NavSource.org

Schematic of fast attack transport

ONI 226


Specifications:


Tonnage 1400 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 306' by 36'10" by 13'9"
93.27m by 11.23m by 4.19mescorts
Maximum speed       23 knots
Complement 156
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
3x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
6x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
2 depth charge tracks
Machinery
2-shaft G.E.C. turboelectric (12,000 shp)
2 boilers
Bunkerage 378 tons fuel oil
Range 6000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 12 knots
Passengers
12 officers and 150 men
Cargo
10,500 cubic feet
300 cubic meters


The Crosleys, completed in 1943-45, were a group of fifty Rudderow hulls converted on the ways to fast attack transports by replacing the torpedo tubes and one 5" gun with davits for four LCVPs and an enlarged deck house for the troops. When used to carry a UDT, they typically carried just 14 officers and 100 men.

Only those units completed in time for deployment to the Pacific are listed below.

Units in the Pacific:

Crosley
Arrived 1944-12-28
Kline
Arrived 1944-12-31
Scribner
Arrived 1945-1-19
Knudson
Arrived 1945-1-25
Diachenko
Arrived 1945-2-7
Rednour
Arrived 1945-2-14
Wantuck
Arrived 1945-2-28
Horace A. Bass
Arrived 1945-3-3
Tollberg
Arrived 1945-3-31

Jack C. Robinson     

Arrived 1945-4-7
William J. Pattison     
Arrived 1945-5-12
Begor
Arrived 1945-5-14
John Q. Roberts     
Arrived 1945-5-14
Cavallaro
Arrived 1945-5-14
John P. Gray
Arrived 1945-6-12
Donald W. Wolf
Arrived 1945-6-15
Cook
Arrived 1945-6-26
Walter B. Cobb
Arrived 1945-7-1
Balduck
Arrived 1945-7-7
Joseph M. Auman     
Arrived 1945-7-15
Walter X. Young
Arrived 1945-8-3


References

Friedman (2002)

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-12-21)

Whitley (1988)



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