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Ship Art by John R. Barrett

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RUDDEROW-APD

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Rudderow-APD Sample

Destroyer escorts converted to fast transports (APD) during WW II. For the APD conversions the deckhouse amidships was considerably enlarged for troop accommodations, a pair of large davits was fitted on each beam to handle a stack of two LCVPs each, the fantail was cleared for cargo stowage, and a pair of 5-ton booms was provided on the aft superstructure for boat retrieval and cargo handling. The armament was reduced to one 5-in./38 cal. single MK 30 gun mount, six twin 40-mm MK 1 gun mounts, six 20-mm MK 4 gun mounts, and a pair of MK 9 depth charge release tracks.

The Following Ships are available in this class
U.S.S. Crosley (APD-87)
U.S.S. Cread (APD-88)
U.S.S. Ruchamkin (APD-89)
U.S.S. Kirwin (APD-90)
U.S.S. Kinzer (APD-91)
U.S.S. Register (APD-92)
U.S.S. Brock (APD-93)
U.S.S. John Q. Roberts (APD-94)
U.S.S. William M. Hobby (APD-95)
U.S.S. Ray K. Edwards (APD-96)
U.S.S. Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97)
U.S.S. Truxtun (APD-98)
U.S.S. Upham (APD-99)
U.S.S. Ringness (APD-100)
U.S.S. Knudson (APD-101)
U.S.S. Rednour (APD- 102)
U.S.S. Tollberg (APD-103)
U.S.S. William J. Pattison (APD-104)
U.S.S. Myers (APD-105)
U.S.S. Walter B. Cobb (APD-106)
U.S.S. Earle B. Hall (APD-107)
U.S.S. Harry L. Corl (APD-108)
U.S.S. Belet (APD-109)
U.S.S. Julius A. Raven (APD-110)
U.S.S. Walsh (APD-111)
U.S.S. Hunter Marshall (APD-112)
U.S.S. Earhart (APD-113)
U.S.S. Walter S. Gorka (APD-114)
U.S.S. Rogers Blood (APD-115)
U.S.S. Francovich (APD-116)
U.S.S. Joseph M. Auman (APD-117)
U.S.S. Don O. Woods (APD-118)
U.S.S. Beverly W. Reid (APD-119)
U.S.S. Kline (APD-120)
U.S.S. Raymon W. Herndon (APD-121)
U.S.S. Scribner (APD-122)
U.S.S. Diachenko (APD-123)
U.S.S. Horace A. Bass (APD-124)
U.S.S. Wantuck (APD-125)
U.S.S. Gosselin (APD-126)
U.S.S. Begor (APD-127)
U.S.S. Cavallaro (APD-128)
U.S.S. Donald W. Wolf (APD-129)
U.S.S. Cook (APD-130)
U.S.S. Walter X. Young (APD-131)
U.S.S. Balduck (APD-132)
U.S.S. Burdo (APD-133)
U.S.S. Kleinsmith (APD-134)
U.S.S. Weiss (APD-135)
U.S.S. Carpellotti (APD-136)
U.S.S. Bray (APD-139)

Editor's notes:
1. APD-137 and 138 were not converted.
2. APD-89-90, 100-101, 119, 123-124, 127, 130, 132, and 135 became LPR Amphibous Transports.


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