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USS SIRIUS (AF-60) - an Alstede-class stores ship

In Commission 1957 to 1964

AF-60 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1942 - Keel Date: 5 JAN 1942
APR 1942 - Launch Date: 11 APR 1942
JAN 1957 - Commissioned: 12 JAN 1957
APR 1957 - SEP 1957 West Pac
SEP 1958 - JAN 1959 West Pac
SEP 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1958 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1958 - APR 1959 West Pac
JUL 1959 - JUN 1960 West Pac
JAN 1962 - MAR 1962 West Pac
OCT 1962 - MAR 1963 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1963 - OCT 1963 West Pac

AF-60 General Specifications

Complement: 278 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7430 tons

Length: 459 feet

Beam: 63 feet

Draft: 27 feet

Flank Speed: 17 knots


The second Sirius (AF-60), ex-SS Tradewind (MC hull 185), was laid down on 5 January 1942 by Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, Calif.; launched on 11 April 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Olga Johnson; and delivered to the Maritime Administration on 30 April 1943.

Sirius was acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Administration on 18 May 1956 and commissioned on 12 January 1957 at San Francisco. On 26 April, she sailed for Sasebo, Japan, arriving on 14 May. Sirius was to spend most of her commissioned service plying between ports in the Far East and with the 7th Fleet. She supplied fleet units in Japan; Hong Kong, B.C.C.; the Philippine Islands; Okinawa; and Taiwan.

Sirius was struck from the Navy list on 1 August 1965 and returned to the Maritime Administration. She was subsequently sold to West Waterway Lumber Co., Seattle, Wash., on 13 April 1971.

[Note: The above USS SIRIUS (AF-60) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS SIRIUS (AF-60), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]