|No||Name||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comm||Fate||Modification|
|AP8, 2.1943- APA2||Harris (ex-President Grant, ex-Pine Tree State)||4195||Bethlehem, Sparrow Point // Todd, Seattle||1920||1921||11.1921 // 8.1940||stricken 1946||Harris|
|AP9, 11.1942- APA3||Zeilin (ex-President Jackson, ex-Silver State)||257||Newport News // Todd, Seattle||1920||1921||5.1921 // 1.1942||stricken 6.1946||Harris|
|AP25, 2.1943- APA12||Leonard Wood (ex-Western World, ex-Nutmeg State)||4197||Bethlehem, Sparrow Point //||1921||1921||5.1922 // 6.1941||stricken 1946||Harris|
|AP27, 2.1943- APA14||Hunter Liggett (ex-Pan American, ex-Palmetto State)||4196||Bethlehem, Sparrow Point // New York N Yd||1921||1921||2.1922 // 6.1941||to Maritime Comm. 9.1946||Harris|
|AP26, 2.1943- APA13||Joseph T. Dickman (ex-President Roosevelt, ex-President Pierce, ex-Peninsula State)||252||New York SB, Camden // Atlantic Basin IW||7.1920||6.7.1921||2.1922 // 6.1941||to Maritime Comm. 1.1947||Dickman|
|AP30, 2.1943- APA15||Henry T. Allen (ex-President Jefferson, ex-Wenatchee)||240||New York SB, Camden // Moore DD||6.1918||24.5.1919||5.1921 // 4.1942||to Maritime Comm. 2.1946||Dickman|
|AP34, 2.1943- APA16||J. Franklin Bell (ex-President McKinley, ex-Keystone State)||253||New York SB, Camden //||5.1919||15.5.1920||5.1921 // 4.1942||to Maritime Comm. 2.1947||Dickman|
|AP35, 2.1943- APA17||American Legion (ex-Badger State)||242||New York SB, Camden //||1.1919||11.10.1919||7.1921 // 8.1941||stricken 3.1946||Dickman|
|Displacement standard, t||12400 - 14174|
|Displacement full, t||
21300 - 21900
162.8 wl 163.1 oa
APA2, 3, 12, 14: 22.0
APA13, 15 - 17: 22.1
APA2, 3, 12, 14: 9.30 max
APA13, 15 - 17: 9.22 max
|No of shafts||2|
APA2, 3, 12, 14: 2 sets Bethlehem geared steam turbines, 8 Yarrow boilers
APA13, 15 - 17: 2 sets Curtis geared steam turbines, 8 Yarrow boilers
|Power, h. p.||
APA2, 3, 12, 14: 12000
APA13, 15 - 17: 10000
|Max speed, kts||
APA2, 3, 12, 14: 17.5
APA13, 15 - 17: 16.7
4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 10.17, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90
APA2, 3, 12, 14: 22 LCVP, 2 - 4 LCM(3), 3991 t of cargo, 1650 - 1900 troops
APA13, 15 - 17: 33 LCVP, 2 - 4 LCM(3), 3991 t of cargo, 1650 - 1900 troops
by 1945, all: 4 LCM(6), 18 LCVP, 2 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 2200t of cargo, 1500 marines
USN military transport vessels were sectioned into two groups: АР for transportation of troops and АК for carriage of goods and technics. The majority of them were built on the basis of standard types С2, С3 and С4 and differed from usual cargo ships a little.
For delivery of troops and cargoes directly to a beaching place assault landing transport ships (АРА and АКА) served, which main difference from АК and АР consisted that they were extra equipped with disembarkation craft of LCVP, LCM and LCP (L) types; with their help delivery of people and cargoes to beach also was effected.
Originally similar ships were not outlined in own subclass and were registered as АР and АК. In February, 1943 reorganisation was done and assault transports have received indexation АРА and АКА.
Two ships of Doyen class, projected even on the eve of war for landing operations in Caribbean basin, became the first American assault military transports. The overwhelming majority of remaining АРА and АКА has been converted from merchant cargo and cargo-passenger vessels or constructed in hulls of standard cargo vessels built by the big series in days of war. An exception were specially projected as assault transports Gilliam (АРА) and Artemis (АКА) classes.
Besides the large landing transport ships of АРА and АКА classes, small landing parties and subversive groups were landed by fast landing transports (APD) converted from become outdated Wickes and Clemson classes destroyers and destroyer escorts of Buckley and Rudderow classes.
All these transports were former passenger liners of Hog Islander class.
by 1945 all ships were armed with 4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk10/18/20, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, SC or SF or SL or SN or SO or SU radar
1/1946: 4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, SC or SF or SL or SN or SO or SU radar
Zeilin was damaged by kamikaze 12.1.1945 at Luzon.