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USS ALGORAB

(AKA-8)

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AKA-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1938 Keel Date: 10 AUG 1938
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
JUN 1939 Launch Date: 15 JUN 1939
JUN 1941 Commissioned: 15 JUN 1941
OCT 1941 - NOV 1941 North Atlantic
FEB 1942 - JUL 1942 Transported Army troops to South Pacific
OCT 1942 - NOV 1942 North Africa Landings
DEC 1942 - JUN 1943 Soloman Islands - Rendova Island landings
JUN 1943 - AUG 1943 Guadalcanal, Hollandia, New Guinea, New Caledonia Espiritu Santo
NOV 1943 - SEP 1944 Dry Dock
JAN 1945 - MAR 1945 Ryukyus campaign.
MAR 1945 - APR 1945 Battle of Okinawa
DEC 1945 Decommissioned: 3 DEC 1945

AKA-8 General Specifications

Class: Arcturus-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Algorab

Complement: 397 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 14225 tons

Length: 459 feet 1 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 3 April 1947Scrapped 1973