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USS Crenshaw (APA-76)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Gilliam Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, circa April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1869) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 27 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 3 January 1945
Commissioned USS Crenshaw (APA-76), 4 January 1945, CDR. William B. Studley Jr. in command
During World War II USS Crenshaw was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Crenshaw was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East from 2 September to 27 November 1945
Decommissioned, 19 April 1946 at Seattle WA
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
Transferred, 30 June 1946, to the War Department at Olympia, WA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 24 January 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 December 1964, (PD-X-680) dated 9 November 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc. for $78, 889.98, Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet
and delivered to her buyer, Zidell Explorations Inc., 22 December 1964
Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
Speed 16.9 kts.
Cargo Capacity 2,600 DWT
non-refrigerated 85,000 cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA radar-directed gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 9,695 Bbls
Diesel 375 Bbls
two Westinghouse turbo-electric drive
two Babcock & Wilcox 450psi 750° boilers
Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 100Kw 120/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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||USS Crenshaw (APA-76) off Okinawa, circa July-August 1945
||USS Crenshaw (APA-76) arriving at Tacoma, WA., 11 December 1945 with returning troops embarked at Nagoya, Japan,
27 November 1945.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR Studley Jr., William Burns||4 January 1945 - 30 December 1945|
|02||CAPT. MacMillan, Duncan Calvin :RADM||December 1945 - 19 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
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