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USS ORLEANS (MCS-6) - a LST-542-class tank landing ship

In Commission 1945 to 1946

MCS-6 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1945-Keel Date: 7 FEB 1945
at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Hingham MA
MAR1945-Commissioned: 31 MAR 1945
MAR1945-Launch Date: 7 MAR 1945
NOV1959-JAN1960Escort Sweepers to Spain/Norway Portigal
DEC1959-JAN1960Escort Spanish and Norweagen Sweepers across Atlantic
JUN1963-AUG1963Midshipmen Training- Caribbean
SEP1964-DEC1964Steelpike 1964 Atlantic coast of Spain
MAY1966-Decommissioned: 20 MAY 1966

MCS-6 General Specifications

Class: LST-542-class tank landing ship

Displacement: 1625 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: 5 feet 3 in

Flank Speed: 12 knots