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U.S.S. DUPLIN

(AKA-87)

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AKA-87 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1944 Keel Date: 18 AUG 1944
at North Carolina Shipbuilding Company Wilmington NC
OCT 1944 Launch Date: 17 OCT 1944
MAY 1945 Commissioned: 15 MAY 1945
MAY 1946 Decommissioned: 21 MAY 1946

AKA-87 General Specifications

Class: Tolland-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Duplin County

Complement: 429 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6350 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 knots

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service 1946Scrapped in 1971