Allied Warships

USS Ray K. Edwards (APD 96)

High speed transport of the Crosley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHigh speed transport
PennantAPD 96 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Dec 1943 
Launched19 Feb 1944 
Commissioned11 Jun 1945 
End service30 Aug 1946 

Laid down as the Rudderow class destroyer escort USS Ray K. Edwards (DE 237).
Decommissioned on 30 August 1946.
Stricken on 1 June 1960.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 15 June 1961.


Commands listed for USS Ray K. Edwards (APD 96)

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1Caldwell Ross Keyser, USNR11 Jun 194516 Jun 1945
2David Frederick Welch, USNR16 Jun 194530 Aug 1946

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