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AKA-37 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1944-Keel Date: 1 DEC 1944
at Walsh-Kaiser Company Providence RI
FEB1945-Launch Date: 14 FEB 1945
MAR1945-Commissioned: 12 MAR 1945
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 5 JUN 1946

AKA-37 General Specifications

Class: Artemis-class attack cargo ship

Complement: 303 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 4087 tons

Length: 426 feet

Beam: 58 feet

Draft: 16 feet

Final Disposition: Transferred to the Maritime Commission 29 June 1946