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USS CENTAURUS

(AKA-17)

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AKA-17 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1943 Launch Date: 3 SEP 1943
OCT 1943 Commissioned: 21 OCT 1943
APR 1946 Decommissioned: 30 APR 1946

AKA-17 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Complement: 247 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6556 tons

Length: 459 feet 3 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Draft: 26 feet 4 in

Final Disposition: Returned to the Maritime Commission 11 September 1946