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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sold for scrapping, 1 December 1964, (PD-X-680) dated 9 November 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc. for $78, 889.98, Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and delivered to her buyer, Zidell Explorations Inc., 22 December 1964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)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16.9'
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 293
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 47
    Enlisted 802
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Crenshaw 89k USS Crenshaw (APA-76) off Okinawa, circa July-August 1945 Al Kambestad
    USS Crenshaw1945-46
    Crenshaw 238k USS Crenshaw (APA-76) arriving at Tacoma, WA., 11 December 1945 with returning troops embarked at Nagoya, Japan, 27 November 1945. Hank Zaletel/Photolibrarian/Flickr
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    Crenshaw 171k

    USS Crenshaw(APA-76)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Studley Jr., William Burns4 January 1945 - 30 December 1945
    02CAPT. MacMillan, Duncan Calvin :RADMDecember 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

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