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AKA-9 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1940-Keel Date: 19 JUN 1940
at Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard MD
JAN1941-Launch Date: 18 JAN 1941
JUN1941-Commissioned: 15 JUN 1941
JAN1944-DEC1945Middle Pacific
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 22 MAY 1946

AKA-9 General Specifications

Named for: Alhena

Complement: 446 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 15080 tons

Length: 479 feet 8 inches

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 27 feet 1 in

Final Disposition: Sold into merchant service October 1947Scrapped 1971