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Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)

1945-1960

(AG-75: dp. 5,766; l.441'6"; b. 56'11"; dr. 24'9"; s.12 k.; cpl. 891; a. 1 5"; cl. Belle Isle)

 

An island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) was launched 26 November 1944 by New England Shipbuilding Corp., South Portland, Maine, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. M. M. Dayo; acquired by the Navy 7 December 1944; outfitted at Eureka Shipbuilding Corp., Newburg, N.Y.; and commissioned 1 September 1945, Lieutenant Commander N. G. Holeman, USNR, in command.

Cuttyhunk Island departed Norfolk 24 November 1945 to carry troops from Bermuda to Boston. She reported to Orange, Tex., 31 January 1946, and there was placed out of commission in reserve 3 May 1946. She was reclassified AKS-23, 18 August 1951.

Published: Mon Jul 06 11:23:12 EDT 2015