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USS ALCHIBA

(AKA-6)

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AKA-6 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-6 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-6 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1938 Keel Date: 15 AUG 1938
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
JUL 1939 Launch Date: 6 JUL 1939
JUN 1941 Commissioned: 15 JUN 1941
JAN 1946 Decommissioned: 14 JAN 1946

AKA-6 General Specifications

Class: Arcturus-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Alchiba

Complement: 247 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6761 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 1948Scrapped 1973