USS Cabell (AK-166)

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Namesake: A county in West Virginia
Ordered: as C1-M-AV1 hull
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 23 December 1944
Acquired: 11 April 1945
Commissioned: 11 April 1945
Decommissioned: 19 July 1946
Struck: date unknown
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,382 t.(lt) 7,540 t.(fl)
Length: 388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draught: 21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)
Propulsion: diesel engine, single screw, 1,700shp
Speed: 11.5 knots
Complement: 79
Armament: one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, six 20mm guns

USS Cabell (AK-166) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for delivering troops, goods and equipment to locations in the war zone.

Cabell (AK-166) was launched 23 December 1944, by Kaiser Cargo Co., Richmond, California, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. W. P. Gilmore; acquired by the Navy 11 April 1945; commissioned the same day, Lieutenant E. J. McCluskey, USNR, in command; and reported to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

World War II Pacific Theatre operations

Cabell made one cargo voyage from San Francisco, California, to Eniwetok and San Pedro Bay, Philippine Islands, between 1 June 1945 and 22 August. She sailed from San Francisco again 8 September with cargo for Eniwetok and Yokosuka Naval Base in Tokyo Bay, where she arrived 7 October.

Continuing this vital support of occupation operations, she called at ports in the Philippines, and on Okinawa, Saipan, and Guam, before arriving at San Pedro, California, 15 April 1946.

Post-war decommissioning

She was decommissioned at Seattle, Washington, 19 July 1946, and returned to the Maritime Commission 3 days later. Final disposition: not known.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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