than any of my photos of the Pickaway.
USS Pickaway APA-222 Attack Transport
Maritime Commision VC2-S-AP5 type
Navy Light 6700 tons
M.C. Deadweight 5900 tons
Full Load 14,900 tons
Length 436 ft. 6 in.(Some say 455 ft.)
Beam 62 ft.
Max Draft 28 ft. 1 in.
Type: Turbine engines
Top speed:18 knots
Fitted to carry fully equipped Army and Navy units.
Vehicles and heavy stores are stowed in the lower holds.
The Crew size was approximately 536 sailors.
1000-2000 troops are quartered in the upper cargo holds.
About 26 Landing Craft (LCMs and LCVPs) are carried top
The above Pickaway History was submitted by Bill Welker
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