The class was named for the lead ship of its type, USS Crater (AK-70). There were a total of 62 ships of this class built, the largest count of U.S. Navy cargo ship classes.
The ships were propelled by a reciprocating steam engine using a single screw with a power of 1,950 hp (1,454 kW) shaft.
USS Livingston (AK-222)
|Operators:||United States Navy|
|Length:||441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)|
|Beam:||57 ft (17 m)|
|Draft:||30 ft (9.1 m)|
|Propulsion:||Single-shaft, reciprocating engine, 1,950 hp (1,454 kW)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)|