|USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)|
|Name:||USS Cuttyhunk Island|
|Namesake:||An island off the coast of Massachusetts|
|Builder:||New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine|
|Laid down:||16 October 1944 as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, (MCE hull 3088)|
|Launched:||26 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. M. M. Dayo|
|Acquired:||by the Navy, 7 December 1944|
|Commissioned:||1 September 1945 as USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)|
|Decommissioned:||3 May 1946, at Orange, Texas|
|Reclassified:||AKS-23, 18 August 1951|
|Refit:||Eureka Shipbuilding Corporation, Newburg, New York|
|Type:||Belle Isle-class miscellaneous auxiliary|
|Tons burthen:||14,200 tons|
|Propulsion:||reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 1,950hp|
|Complement:||891 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||four 40mm single gun mounts|
USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75/AKS-23) was a Belle Isle-class miscellaneous auxiliary acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Cuttyhunk Island was built as the war was coming to an end, and was used as a transport. She was later classified as a stores ship and eventually scrapped.
Constructed at Portland, Maine
Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) was launched 26 November 1944 by New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine, under a U.S. Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. M. M. Dayo.
Cuttyhunk Island was acquired by the Navy 7 December 1944; outfitted at Eureka Shipbuilding Corp., Newburg, New York; and commissioned 1 September 1945, Lieutenant Commander N. G. Hole-man, USNR, in command.
Cuttyhunk Island departed Norfolk, Virginia, 24 November 1945 to carry troops from Bermuda to Boston, Massachusetts.
She reported to Orange, Texas, 31 January 1946, and there was placed out of commission in reserve 3 May 1946. She was reclassified General Stores Issue Ship AKS-23, 18 August 1951.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AG-75 / AKS-23 Cuttyhunk Island
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