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(AK-93: dp. 14,250 (f.); l. 441'6"; b. 56'11"; dr. 27'9"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 198; a. 1 5"; cl. Crater)

A star in the constellation Draco.

Etamin (AK-93), formerly Isaac Babbitt, was acquired by the Navy on 8 May 1943, and commissioned on 25 May of that year, Lieutenant Commander G. W. Stedman, Jr., USCGR, in command.

She was assigned to the Naval Transportation Service, 12th Naval District with operational control given to Commander, 7th Fleet Service Force. She was active in the southwest Pacific issuing stores to the fleet and making minor repairs until disabled by a torpedo hit in Milne Bay on 27 April 1944. She was towed to Cairns, Australia, and decommissioned on 26 June 1944.

Etamin was placed in service as IX-173 on 12 August 1944 and continued while under tow to issue stores to the fleet. She was placed out of service on 9 July 1946 and stricken from the Navy List on 31 July.

Etamin received two battle stars for World War II service.