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U.S.S. NEW HANOVER

(AKA-73)

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AKA-73 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1944 Keel Date: 31 AUG 1944
at North Carolina Shipbuilding Company Wilmington NC
OCT 1944 Launch Date: 31 OCT 1944
DEC 1944 Commissioned: 22 DEC 1944
JUL 1946 Decommissioned: 30 JUL 1946

AKA-73 General Specifications

Class: Tolland-class attack cargo ship

Named for: New Hanover County

Complement: 365 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6318 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 17 knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 1947