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DE-227 / APD-88 Cread
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 16 October 1943, as (DE-227), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 12 February 1944
Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport (APD-88), 17 July 1944
Commissioned USS Cread (APD-88), 29 July 1945
Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 March 1961, to Southern Scrap Metal Co., New Orleans, LA.
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
two Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers
two GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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||Cread (APD-88) at anchor, date and place unknown.
||Capt Jerry Mason, USN
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
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 31 December 2004
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