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Crosley-class high speed transport
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USS Begor (APD-127) during the evacuation and demolition of Hungnam, Korea, 24 December 1950 after the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
Class overview
Operators:  United States Navy
 Mexican Navy
 Republic of Korea Navy
 Republic of China Navy
 Colombian Navy
Preceded by: Charles Lawrence-class high speed transport
Planned: 55
Completed: 51
Cancelled: 4
Lost: 0
General characteristics
Type: High speed transport
Displacement: 1400 BRT
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Propulsion: Turbo-electric, 2 shafts
Speed: 23.5 knots (27.0 mph; 43.5 km/h)
Complement: 201
Armament: 1 x 5"/38 caliber gun
6 x 40mm Bofors AA (3x2)
6 x 20mm Oerlikon AA (6x1)

Crosley class high speed transports were transport ships that served in the United States Navy during World War II. Some stayed in commission long enough to serve in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. All of them were converted from Rudderow-class destroyer escorts during construction except for USS Bray (APD-139), which was converted a year after her construction. After World War II ended, several of the ships were sold to Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, and Colombia.


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