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Tucana

 

A constellation of the Southern Hemisphere not far from the pole and on the opposite side from the Southern Cross.

 

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AK-88, an Enceladus-cla.as cargo ship, was originally authorized under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 651) and assigned the name Symm.es Potter. The name Tucana was assigned to her by the Navy on 30 October 1942; and, on 1 January 1943, her contract was transferred from the Maritime Commission to the supervision of the Navy. AK-88 was laid down on 24 April 1944 at Camden, N.J., by the Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Corp.; launched on 13 September 1944; and sponsored by Mrs. Patrick J. Gushing. On that same day, she was reassigned and delivered to the Army, and her name was struck from the Navy list.