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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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USS Kirwin (LPR-90)
USS Kirwin (APD-90) (1945 - 1969)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 14 February 1944, as (DE-229), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 15 June 1944
Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 July 1944
Commissioned USS Kirwin (APD-90), 4 November 1945, LCDR. Lloyd G. Benson, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 6 April 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 15 January 1965
Decommissioned, date unknown
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Designation changed to Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR-90), 1 January 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1974
Final Disposition, sold 11 August 1975 for scrapping to J. R. Steel Inc., Houston, TX., for $79,002
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt) 2,300 t.(fl)
Length 306' (oa)
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
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 single 5"/38 cal. dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40mm AA gun mounts
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
one depth charge track
NSFO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two General Electric turbo-electric engines
two "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two propellers, 12,000shp
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||Kirwin (DE-229) (left) and Ruchamkin (DE-228) (right) dual launching, 15 June 1944, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
||USS Kirwin (APD-90) at anchor in 1968, location unknown.
||"Carib 1-68 Patrol" Caribbean Ready Group steams in formation as it patrols the Caribbean Sea. Commanded by Capt. J.B. Drachnik, USN, Commander Amphibious Squadron Four. Homeported in Norfolk, Va., are: (l-r) Attack Cargo Ship, USS Rankin (AKA-103); Dock Landing Ship, USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30); Amphibious Assault Ship, USS Boxer (LPH-4); Tank Landing Ship, USS Graham County (LST-1176); and High Speed Transport, USS Kirwin (APD-90). Photographed by PH2 A.P. Gonthier, Jr. US Navy photo # NH 97284.
||US Naval Historical Center
||USS Kirwin (APD-90) underway, date and location unknown.
USS Kirwin (APD-90 / LPR-90)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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 22 March 2013
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