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AKA-81 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1944-Keel Date: 20 MAY 1944
at North Carolina Shipbuilding Company Wilmington NC
JUL1944-Launch Date: 22 JUL 1944
JAN1945-Commissioned: 9 JAN 1945
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 8 MAY 1946

AKA-81 General Specifications

Class: Tolland-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Valencia County

Complement: 415 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 13910 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 1946