|USS Indian Island (AG-77)|
|Name:||USS Indian Island|
|Namesake:||An island on the Penobscot River in the State of Maine|
|Builder:||New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine|
|Yard number:||West Yard|
|Laid down:||5 November 1944 as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, (MCE hull 3088)|
|Launched:||19 December 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Mary H. Flaherty|
|Acquired:||by the Navy, 30 December 1944|
|Commissioned:||27 July 1945 as USS Indian Island (AG-77)|
|Decommissioned:||11 May 1947, at Orange, Texas|
|Reclassified:||AKS-25, 18 August 1951|
|Refit:||Bethlehem Steel Company, Brooklyn, New York|
|Fate:||scrapped at New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1961|
|Type:||Basilan-class miscellaneous auxiliary|
|Tons burthen:||14,200 tons|
|Propulsion:||Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp, Harrison, New Jersey, reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 1,950hp|
|Complement:||891 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount; four single 40mm AA gun mounts; eight single 20mm AA gun mounts|
USS Indian Island (AG-77/AKS-25) was a Basilan-class miscellaneous auxiliary acquired by the U.S. Navy shortly before the end of World War II. She was used to transport personnel and carry cargo and was inactivated and disposed of shortly after the war.
Constructed at Portland, Maine
Indian Island (AG-77) was launched under U.S. Maritime Commission contract by the New England Shipbuilding Corporation, 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 Company, Brooklyn, New York; and commissioned 27 July 1945, lit. Comdr. J. M. O'Toole in command.
After shakedown in Chesapeake Bay, Indian Island sailed for the U.S. West Coast via the Panama Canal Zone, arriving San Diego, California, 19 September 1945. She departed San Diego 27 September en route to 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, Texas, 14 December where she arrived 2 January 1946.
Indian Island decommissioned at Orange, Texas, 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.
- 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 - USS Indian Island (AG-77)
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