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USS AQUARIUS

(AKA-16)

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AKA-16 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-16 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-16 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1943 Keel Date: 28 APR 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
JUL 1943 Launch Date: 23 JUL 1943
AUG 1943 Commissioned: 21 AUG 1943
MAY 1946 Decommissioned: 23 MAY 1946

AKA-16 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Complement: 404 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 14200 tons

Length: 459 feet 3 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Draft: 26 feet 4 in

Final Disposition: Sold on 12 February 1947