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USS SHELIAK

(AKA-62)

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AKA-62 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1944 Keel Date: 19 JUN 1944
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
OCT 1944 Launch Date: 17 OCT 1944
DEC 1944 Commissioned: 1 DEC 1944
MAY 1946 Decommissioned: 10 MAY 1946

AKA-62 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Sheliak

Complement: 399 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6715 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into commercial service 1948Scrapped 1969