USS Cread (APD-88)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9868-9;
USS Cread (APD-88) was a Crosley-class high speed transport that served in the United States Navy during World War II. She was laid down as Rudderow-class destroyer escort Cread (DE-227) on 16 October 1943 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and launched on 12 February 1944. She was converted to a Crosley-class high speed transport before her construction was complete, and commissioned on 29 July 1945. The war ended before her training was complete and she was decommissioned on 15 March 1946, and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Florida. She was stricken from the Naval Register on 1 June 1960, and sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Metal Company on 16 March 1961.
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