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USS CASWELL

(AKA-72)

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AKA-72 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1944 Launch Date: 24 OCT 1944
DEC 1944 Commissioned: 13 DEC 1944
JUN 1946 Decommissioned: 19 JUN 1946

AKA-72 General Specifications

Class: Tolland-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Caswell County

Complement: 395 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6318 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Range: 17 000 miles

Final Disposition:Sold into merchant service 23 June 1947Sold for scrapping 1974