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Indian Island
(AG-77: dp. 5,766; l. 4,416"; b. 56'11"; dr. 23'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 908; a. 1 5", 4 40mm., 12 20mm., cl. Basilan; T. EC2-S-C1)

An island on the Penobscot River in the State of Maine.

Indian Island (AG-77) was launched under Maritime Commission contract by the New England Shipbuilding Corp., South Portland, Maine, 19 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary H. Flaherty; acquired by the Navy 30 December 1944; converted to an AG by Bethlehem Steel Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.; and commissioned 27 July 1945, Lt. Comdr. J. M. O'Toole in command.

After shakedown in Chesapeake Bay, Indian Island sailed for the West Coast via the Canal Zone, arriving San Diego 19 September 1945. She departed San Diego 27 September enroute Shanghai, China, and Sasebo, Japan, where she embarked veterans for return to the United States. Returning to San Francisco 4 December, Indian Island departed for Orange, Tex., 14 December where she arrived 2 January 1946. She decommissioned there 11 May 1947 and joined the Texas Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Reclassified AKS-25, 18 August 1951, Indian Island, remained in the Reserve Fleet until sold for scrapping in August 1960.

Published: Tue Jul 21 15:24:51 EDT 2015