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USS Cread (APD-88)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Echo - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort - Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 16 October 1943, as Cread (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, CDR Parker E. Cherry, USNR, in command.
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 1,630 t.(lt) 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats four 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, 435 PSI 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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Walter Irving Cread was born 18 November 1923 in Los Angeles, Calif., and enlisted in the Naval Reserve 18 August 1941. He was rated fireman third class 18 October 1941
and assigned to duty in Hornet (CV-8). As fireman second class, Cread was killed in action 12 December 1942 while attached to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 2.
||Newspaper photo of Cread (DE-227) and Crosley (DE-226) ready for launching at Philadelphia Navy Yard the day before their scheduled launching on 12 February
||Newspaper photo of Mrs. Hilda Bergmann, Walter Cread's aunt, christening Cread (DD-227), 12 February
1944 at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
||USS Cread (APD-88) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Capt Jerry Mason, USN
USS Cread (APD-88)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Cherry, Parker Emanuel, USNR||29 July 1945 - 23 November 1945|
|02||LCDR. Tuttle, John Edmund, LCDR||23 November 1945 - 1 January 1946|
|03||LTjg. Ware, David Andrew||1 January 1946 - 15 March 1946
|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
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 24 July 2015
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