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USS DIPHDA

(AKA-59)

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AKA-59 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1944 Launch Date: 11 MAY 1944
JUL 1944 Commissioned: 8 JUL 1944
AUG 1944 - SEP 1944 Norfolk to Pearl Harbor
SEP 1944 - OCT 1944 Middle Pacific
NOV 1945 - DEC 1945 From NOB Okinawa FFT tp R.S. San Francisco Calif.
DEC 1945 - JAN 1946 Portland Oregon
MAY 1956 Decommissioned: 11 MAY 1956

AKA-59 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Diphda

Complement: 429 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6737 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 knots