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AH-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1943-Keel Date: 4 FEB 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Wilmington Los Angeles
MAR1943-Launch Date: 25 MAR 1943
AUG1944-Commissioned: 7 AUG 1944
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 17 MAY 1946

AH-8 General Specifications

Class: Comfort-class hospital ship

Complement: 516 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9800 tons

Length: 416 feet

Beam: 60 feet 2 inches

Draft: 24 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Transferred to the US Army