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USS Crosley (APD-87)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Alpha - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down as (DE-226) a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched 12 February 1944
Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, (APD-87), 17 July 1944, while under construction
Commissioned USS Crosley (APD-87), 22 October 1944
During World War II USS Crosley was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 15 November 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
Final Disposition, transferred to Ecuador as a power hulk, fate unknown
USS Crosley was awarded one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 20 April 1945
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
2 Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers
2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
2 shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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Walter Selywn Crosley, born 30 October 1871 in East Jeffrey, N.H., graduated from the Naval Academy 2 June 1893. During the Spanish-American War he distinguished himself by taking Leyden into the Bay of Nipe through a narrow channel which was supposedly mined. Under musket fire from shore, he discovered the Spanish gunboat Don Juan and engaged in a heated action until the remainder of the squadron came up and sank the enemy ship. He served as assistant naval attache in Russia and received the Navy Cross for conducting a party of Americans out of Russia under difficult and trying conditions in April 1917. He served as Navy hydrographer, commanded organizations in the operating forces and naval districts, and was a member of the Navy General Board. Rear Admiral Crosley retired 1 November 1935, and died 6 January 1939 at Baltimore, Md.
Digital ID: ggbain 24269
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
||USS Crosley (APD-87 at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Submitted by Ronald Lambe for William A. King, SoM2/c USS Kline
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Last Updated 11 April 2008
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