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USS LEO

(AKA-60)

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AKA-60 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-60 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-60 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1944 Keel Date: 17 MAR 1944
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
JUL 1944 Launch Date: 29 JUL 1944
AUG 1944 Commissioned: 30 AUG 1944
JUN 1945 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1946 - OCT 1946 Middle Pacific
APR 1946 - AUG 1947 Various Pacific Cargo Routes
MAY 1946 - MAY 1946 Golden Shellback Intiation
JUL 1952 - SEP 1952 Alaska
FEB 1955 Decommissioned: 11 FEB 1955

AKA-60 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Leo

Complement: 404 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6556 tons

Length: 459 feet 3 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 19 July 1976