U.S.S. ALAMEDA COUNTY

(AVB-1)

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AVB-1 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 17 FEB 1943
at Dravo Corporation Neville Island Pittsburgh PA
MAY 1943 - Launch Date: 22 MAY 1943
JUL 1943 - Commissioned: 12 JUL 1943
JUL 1958 - SEP 1958 Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY 1962 - JUN 1962 Mediterranean-Lebanon

AVB-1 General Specifications

Class: LST-1-class tank landing ship

Named for: Alameda County CA

Displacement: 1625 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: Loaded - 8' FWD - 14' AFT

Final Disposition: Sold to Italy 20 November 1962