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AKA-7 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1939-Keel Date: 12 JAN 1939
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
AUG1939-Launch Date: 28 AUG 1939
JUN1941-Commissioned: 15 JUN 1941
JUL1946-Decommissioned: 23 JUL 1946

AKA-7 General Specifications

Class: Arcturus-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Alcyone

Complement: 399 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 14225 tons

Length: 459 feet 1 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 17 March 1947Scrapped 1969