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USS SHOSHONE

(AKA-65)

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AKA-65 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-65 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-65 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1944 Keel Date: 12 MAY 1944
at North Carolina Shipbuilding Company Wilmington NC
JUL 1944 Launch Date: 17 JUL 1944
SEP 1944 Commissioned: 24 SEP 1944
JUN 1945 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1946 Decommissioned: 28 JUN 1946

AKA-65 General Specifications

Class: Tolland-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Shoshone River

Complement: 395 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6318 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 1947Scrapped 1971