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USS WHITESIDE

(AKA-90)

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AKA-90 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-90 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-90 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1944 Keel Date: 22 APR 1944
at Moore Dry Dock Company Oakland CA
JUN 1944 Launch Date: 12 JUN 1944
SEP 1944 Commissioned: 11 SEP 1944
JUN 1947 - OCT 1948 West Pac
FEB 1950 - JAN 1952 South Pacific
SEP 1956 - JAN 1957 Disembarked Yokouska Japan Sept ?1956 arrived TI Sept ? 1956
JAN 1958 Decommissioned: 30 JAN 1958

AKA-90 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Whiteside County

Complement: 366 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 13910 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target ship 1971