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U.S.S. BLADEN

(APA-63)

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APA-63 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1944 Keel Date: 8 MAR 1944
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
MAY 1944 Launch Date: 31 MAY 1944
OCT 1944 Commissioned: 18 OCT 1944
DEC 1946 Decommissioned: 26 DEC 1946

APA-63 General Specifications

Class: Gilliam-class attack transport

Displacement: 4247 tons

Length: 426 feet

Beam: 58 feet

Draft: 16 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots