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USS Crockett (APA-148)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - Oscar
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 18 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 813) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, WA.
Launched 28 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and Commissioned USS Crockett (APA-148), 18 January 1945, CDR. James R. Bagshaw, Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS Crockett was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S. P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Six (flagship) CAPT. W. G. Ludlow Jr., USN (17) and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 to 28 June 1945
Following World War II USS Crockett was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 to 24 November 1945
Placed in commission, in reserve, 5 June 1946, and out of commission in reserve, 15 October 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Inactivated 31 January 1847 at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 10 January 1958
USS Crockett earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA. 1 October 1958
Permanent transfer to the Maritime Commission, 26 January 1959
Removed from the National Defense Reserve Fleet to the Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Portsmouth, VA., 6 May 1985
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in July 1985 to Chesapeake Salvage, Portsmouth, VA.
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 16.9 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 dwt
non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,780 bbls
Diesel 970 bbls
one Joshua-Hendy geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship' Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||Crockett (APA-148) Launching and Christening Ceremony, 28 November 1944, at Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, WA.. In the first photo the ship sponsor, Mrs. Ida Whitgrove with her husband CAPT. Whitgrove breaks the traditional bottle of Champagne across the ships bow. Mrs. Whitgrove is second from the left in the photo of the Christening party..
||Photos use with the permission of Virginia L. Dyson, grand niece of the Whitgrove’s
||USS Crockett (APA-148) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||APAs moored in the James River Group of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.. From left to right:
USS Crockett (APA-148),
USS Deuel (APA-160),
USS Mellette (APA-156) and
USS Clinton (APA-144), date unknown.
||USS Deuel Association
USS Crockett (APA-148)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Bagshaw Jr., James R. USNR||18 January 1945 - 15 July 1945|
|02||LT. Gordon Jr., Edward W. USNR||15 July 1945 - 15 October 1946|
|03||LCDR. Swenson, Caydar Edwin, USN||15 October 1946 - 31 January 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 28 April 2017
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