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USS Crittenden (APA-77)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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 1870) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 6 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 16 January 1945
Commissioned USS Crittenden (APA-77), 17 January 1945, CDR. Cunningham, Paul Crosley, in command
During World War II USS Crittenden was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-One, COMO. J.R. Palmer USN (13);
TransDiv Sixty-Three, CAPT. F. M. O'Leary USN (20)
Following World War II USS Crittenden was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 to 10 November 1945
Decommissioned, 28 August 1946, at Kwajalein Atoll
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Towed to San Francisco, 1 January 1947
Final Disposition, scuttled off the California coast after explosives test 5 October 1948
Displacement 4,247 t.(lt), 7,080 t.(fl)
Speed 16.9 kts.
Cargo Capacity 85,000 cu. ft., 2,600 t.
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
Ships Service Generators
one turbo-drive 250kW 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 150kW 450V A.C
one turbo-drive100kW 120/240V D.C.
two propellers 6,000shp
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||Operation Crossroads prospective target ships and support ships at Pearl Harbor in a photo released, 27 February 1946.
Ships present from front to rear include USS Crittenden (APA-77), USS Catron (APA-71), USS Bracken (APA-64), USS Burleson (APA-67), USS Gilliam (APA-57), Fallon (APA-81), one
unidentified ship, USS Fillmore (APA-83),
USS Kochab (AKS-6),
USS Luna (AKS-7) and an unidentified tanker and liberty ship. Identifiable on the right are USS LSM-203 and USS LSM-465. Further in the background are a floating drydock and a merchant ship hulk with unidentified fittings forward of the bridge.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-702126 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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||Ex-USS Crittenden (APA-77) SINKEX, 5 October 1948, off San Diego.
AP Wire photos.
USS Crittenden (APA-77)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 12 October 2012
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