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USS TATE

(AKA-70)

Hot Tater

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AKA-70 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-70 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-70 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1944 Keel Date: 22 JUL 1944
at North Carolina Shipbuilding Company Wilmington NC
SEP 1944 Launch Date: 26 SEP 1944
NOV 1944 Commissioned: 25 NOV 1944
JUL 1946 Decommissioned: 10 JUL 1946

AKA-70 General Specifications

Class: Tolland-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Tate County

Complement: 395 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 13910 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service