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U.S.S. ALSHAIN

(AKA-55)

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AKA-55 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1943 - JAN 1946 West Pac
OCT 1943 Keel Date: 29 OCT 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
JAN 1944 Launch Date: 26 JAN 1944
APR 1944 Commissioned: 1 APR 1944
JAN 1945 - JAN 1946 Middle Pacific
JAN 1956 Decommissioned: 14 JAN 1956
JAN 1964 - JAN 1964 steel pike 1

AKA-55 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Alshain

Complement: 392 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 14200 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 16 February 1978