|USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)|
|Name:||USS Cuttyhunk Island|
|Namesake:||An island off the coast of Massachusetts|
|Builder:||New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine|
|Laid down:||16 October 1944 as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, (MCE hull 3088)|
|Launched:||26 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. M. M. Dayo|
|Acquired:||by the Navy, 7 December 1944|
|Commissioned:||1 September 1945 as USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)|
|Decommissioned:||3 May 1946, at Orange, Texas|
|Reclassified:||AKS-23, 18 August 1951|
|Refit:||Eureka Shipbuilding Corporation, Newburg, New York|
|Type:||Belle Isle-class miscellaneous auxiliary|
|Tons burthen:||14,200 tons|
|Propulsion:||reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 1,950hp|
|Complement:||891 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||four 40mm single gun mounts|
USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75/AKS-23) was a Belle Isle-class miscellaneous auxiliary acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Cuttyhunk Island was built as the war was coming to an end, and was used as a transport. She was later classified as a stores ship and eventually scrapped.
Constructed at Portland, Maine[edit | edit source]
Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) was launched 26 November 1944 by New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine, under a U.S. Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. M. M. Dayo.
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Cuttyhunk Island was acquired by the Navy 7 December 1944; outfitted at Eureka Shipbuilding Corp., Newburg, New York; and commissioned 1 September 1945, Lieutenant Commander N. G. Hole-man, USNR, in command.
Cuttyhunk Island departed Norfolk, Virginia, 24 November 1945 to carry troops from Bermuda to Boston, Massachusetts.
Post-war decommissioning[edit | edit source]
She reported to Orange, Texas, 31 January 1946, and there was placed out of commission in reserve 3 May 1946. She was reclassified General Stores Issue Ship AKS-23, 18 August 1951.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AG-75 / AKS-23 Cuttyhunk Island
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