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Gwinnett
(AG-92: dp. 2,411; l. 338'8"; b. 50'4"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 105; a. 13", 6 20mm.; T. C1-M-AV1)

A county in Georgia.

Gwinnett (AVS-5) was originally designated AK-185 and was launched as AG-92 under Maritime Commission contract by Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, Wis., 14 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Oliva Dionne, mother of the Dionne quintuplets. After being taken down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, the ship was outfitted at Port Houston Iron Works, Houston, Tex., and commissioned there 10 April 1945, Lt. H. K. Golwey in command.

Soon after commissioning, Gwinnett was redesigned AVS-5 on 25 May 1945. After shakedown in the Gulf of Mexico she was ordered to the Pacific coast for disposal. Gwinnett arrived San Francisco 25 January 1946. She decommissioned and was simultaneously redelivered to the Maritime Commission 11 February 1946.