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USS Truxtun APD-98

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General Characteristics

Class and type: Crosley-class high speed transport
Displacement: 2,130 long tons (2,164 t) full
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draft: 12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Troops: 162
Complement: 204
Armament:
  • 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun
  • 6 × 40 mm guns
  • 6 × 20 mm guns
  • 2 × depth charge tracks

History

The fourth ship named after the Commodore was USS Truxtun (APD-98) was laid down as a destroyer escort DE-282 in 1943, but completed as a high-speed transport in 1945. Truxtun was completed too late to see any WWII action and was inactivated and placed in the reserve fleet until 1963 when name was retired to be used on the newly-authorized nuclear powered guided missile frigate. A short time later USS APD-98 was transferred to Taiwan and renamed Fu Shan and coincidentally given the number PF-35, serving until 1996. (Photo is actually USS Ruchamkin, APD-89 of the same class of converted DEs.)

NavSource Naval History photographs.