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USS John P. Gray (APD-74)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Alpha - Alpha
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)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 18 December 1943, as (DE-673) a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Dravo Corp. Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched 18 March 1944
Redesignated (APD-74), 27 June 1944
Towed to Orange, TX. for fitting out as a High-speed Transport
Commissioned, USS John P. Gray (APD-74), 15 March 1945, at Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX., LCDR. W. E. Sims in command
Decommissioned 29 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
Struck form the Naval Register, 1 March 1967
Final Disposition, sold 3 September 1968, for scrapping
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' (oa)
Beam 36' 10"
Draft 13' 6" (max)
Speed 24 kts
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts
Troop Capacity 162
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
two GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
two shafts, 12,000 shaft horsepower
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||Launching of PCU John P. Gray (DE-673) at Dravo Corp. Pittsburgh, PA., 18 December 1943. Photo # BS 62430.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 5 September 2007
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