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USS MERRICK

(AKA-97)

United We Land

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AKA-97 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-97 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-97 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1941 - JAN 1942 Antartic Circle
DEC 1941 - Shellback Initiation - 19 DEC 1941 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1944 Keel Date: 19 OCT 1944
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
JAN 1945 Launch Date: 28 JAN 1945
MAR 1945 Commissioned: 31 MAR 1945
DEC 1946 - FEB 1947 Antartic Circle
JUL 1955 - SEP 1955 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAR 1960 - MAR 1960 Operation Blue Star
OCT 1962 - DEC 1962 Panama Canal
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT 1962 - DEC 1962 cuban missile crisis
APR 1965 - NOV 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - MAY 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac
MAY 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1969 - SEP 1969 Decommisioning

AKA-97 General Specifications

Class: Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

Named for: Merrick County

Complement: 247 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6761 tons

Length: 459 feet 2 inches

Beam: 63 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Unknown