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DE-606 / APD-116 Francovich
Crosley Class High-speed Transport: Laid down 19 April 1945 as (DE-606), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co, Hingham MA.; Launched 5 June 1945; Commissioned USS Francovich (APD-116), 6 September 1945; Out-of-Commission-in-Reserve 29 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs Fla; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs Fla; Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1964; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping May 1965.
Specifications: Displacement 1,400 t; Length 306' (oa); Beam 37"; Draft 12' 7" (limiting); Speed 23.6 kts (trial); Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts; Complement 12-15 Officers, 189-192 Enlisted; Troop Capacity 12 Officers, 150 Enlisted; Boats 4 LCVP landing craft; Troop Accoutrements, 6 1/4 ton trucks, 2 1 ton trucks, 4 ammunition carts, 4 pack howitzers, Storage, Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft., General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft., Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft., Armament 1 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, 3 twin 40 mm gun mounts, 6 single 20 mm gun mounts, 2 depth charge tracks; Propulsion, 2 Foster-Wheeler "D" Express type boilers, 2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive), 2 shafts, Shaft horsepower 12,000.
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