Topic-iconUSN APDs and USAAC P-38

Bezmozgu created the topic: USN APDs and USAAC P-38

3 months 1 week ago

Would it be possible to create data cards for the Clemson and Wickes classes APD (Auxiliary Personnel Destroyer), for example USS Brooks/APD-10/DD-232 as well as a data card for the P-38G/J? Many thanks in advance for anything you can do.

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Pugliese replied the topic: USN APDs and USAAC P-38

3 months 1 week ago

If I might piggyback on this, It'd be nice to have stats for the DMS and DM as well, and the Japanese No. 1 class landing ship.

Conversion details:
APDs
"In the conversion, the two forward boilers (out of four) were removed along with their smokestacks (reducing speed to 25 knots (46 km/h)). Accommodation for 200 troops was installed in the former engine spaces. The original armament of four 4-inch guns, one 3-inch AA gun, and twelve 21-inch torpedo tubes was replaced with three modern 3-inch AA guns, one 40 mm AA gun, and five 20 mm AA guns. Two depth charge racks and up to six K-gun depth charge throwers were carried. In place of the torpedo mounts, four davit-mounted LCPLs (Landing Craft Personnel, Large)) were shipped. Later, the LCPLs were replaced by a version with a bow ramp, the LCPR (Landing Craft Personnel, Ramped).[3]"
DM
" Their torpedo tubes were replaced with tracks that could carry approximately 80 mines. Work was completed during the following year."
DMS
"Conversion involved removing the number 4 boiler and stack plus all torpedo tubes, and modifying the stern to support sweeping davits, winch, paravanes, and kites. Depth charge racks were repositioned forward and angled outboard to allow clearance for the depth charges to drop free of the hull. Later two 60kw turbo-generators replaced the ships’ three 25kw units to provide a capability for sweeping magnetic and acoustic mines. "

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No.1-class_landing_ship

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Naval War HQ replied the topic: USN APDs and USAAC P-38

3 months 1 week ago

Interesting, I'll see what I can come up with. I've never researched these vessels before and I'm also unfamiliar with the acronyms, but I'll do my best.


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Pugliese replied the topic: USN APDs and USAAC P-38

3 months 1 week ago

Essentially, they are all conversions of surplus Wickes/Clemson class destroyers in the same vein as the Child's class AVD's. DM= Fast Minelayer, DMS = Fast Minesweeper, APD = High Speed Transport. A little bit of reading material on these neat little ships.

destroyerhistory.org/flushdeck/dm/

destroyerhistory.org/flushdeck/dms/

destroyerhistory.org/flushdeck/green%5Fdragons/

destroyerhistory.org/flushdeck/apd%5Foperations/

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Naval War HQ replied the topic: USN APDs and USAAC P-38

1 month 2 weeks ago

Sorry that it took me so long, here you go for all 4 ships:








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Bezmozgu replied the topic: USN APDs and USAAC P-38

1 month 2 weeks ago

Excellent, many thanks!

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