USS Lebanon (AK-191/AG-2) was a C1-M-AV1-type cargo ship constructed for the U.S. Navy during the end of World War II. However, as the war was ending, the need for additional cargo ships was found not necessary and Lebanon was sold for commercial service.
Lebanon – the second U.S. Navy ship to bear that name—was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract by Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin, 15 May 1944; launched 14 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Charles E. Denny; acquired by the Navy 25 August 1945; and commissioned at New Orleans, Louisiana, 26 September 1945, Lt. Robert K. Stuart in command. The end of World War II reduced the need for cargo ships and Lebanon decommissioned 15 November 1946. She was returned to the Maritime Commission the same day, was chartered to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Inc., and renamed Coastal Archer.
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