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USS CUSTER

(APA-40)

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APA-40 Deployments - Major Events

Add a APA-40 Shellback Initiation Add a APA-40 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1942 Launch Date: 6 NOV 1942
JUL 1943 Commissioned: 18 JUL 1943
OCT 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 1 OCT 1944 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1946 Decommissioned: 24 MAY 1946

APA-40 General Specifications

Class: Bayfield-class attack transport

Named for: Counties in Colorado

Complement: 51 Officers and 524 Enlisted

Length: 492 feet

Beam: 69 feet 6 inches

Draft: 26 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Sold for commercial service in 1948