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USS Buckley Class DEs (TE-types converted to APDs)

We now have full color profiles for the forty-three (43) Buckley-class 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 configuration:

USS Charles Lawrence (APD-37)
USS Daniel T. Griffin (APD-38)
USS Barr (APD-39)
USS Bowers (APD-40)
USS Gantner (APD-42)
USS George W. Ingram (APD-43)
USS Ira Jeffery (APD-44)
USS Lee Fox (APD-45)
USS Amesbury (APD-46)
USS Bates (APD-47)
USS Blessman (APD-48)
USS Joseph E. Campbell (APD-49)
USS Sims (APD-50)
USS Hopping (APD-51)
USS Reeves (APD-52)
USS Hubbard (APD- 53)
USS Chase (APD-54)
USS Laning (APD-55)
USS Loy (APD-56)
USS Barber (APD-57)
USS Newman (APD-59)
USS Liddle (APD-60)
USS Kephart (APD-61)
USS Cofer (APD-62)
USS Lloyd (APD-63)
USS Burke (APD-65)
USS Enright (APD-66)
USS Yokes (APD-69)
USS Pavlic (APD-70)
USS Odum (APD-71)
USS Jack C. Robinson (APD-72)
USS Bassett (APD-73)
USS John P. Gray (APD-74)
USS Weber (APD-75)
USS Schmitt (APD-76)
USS Frament (APD-77)
USS Bull (APD-78)
USS Bunch (APD-79)
USS Hayter (APD-80)
USS Tatum (APD-81)
USS Haines (APD-84)
USS Runels (APD-85)
USS Hollis (APD-86)
USS Schmitt (APD-76)

Editor's notes: 1. APD-41 and 58 conversions were never completed. 2. APD- 64, 67, 68, 82, and 83 conversions were cancelled and reassigned as DERs. 3. This release covers ONLY the Buckley-class conversions. Profiles for the Rudderow-class ADP conversions will be made available later.

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