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AKA-6 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1938-Keel Date: 15 AUG 1938
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
JUL1939-Launch Date: 6 JUL 1939
JUN1941-Commissioned: 15 JUN 1941
JAN1946-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