USS Gwinnett (AG-92)
|Namesake:||Gwinnett County, Georgia|
|Builder:||Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||21 December 1943, as Gwinnett (AK-185), type (C1-M-AV1)|
|Launched:||14 May 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Oliva Dionne, mother of the Dionne quintuplets|
|Commissioned:||10 April 1945 as USS Gwinnett (AG-92) at Houston, Texas|
|Decommissioned:||11 February 1946, at San Francisco, California|
|Reclassified:||AG-92, date unknown; AVS-5, 25 May 1945|
|Refit:||Port Houston Iron Works, Houston, Texas|
|Fate:||delivered to the U.S. Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet on 11 February 1946|
|Type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Tons burthen:||6,240 tons|
|Propulsion:||Diesel, single shaft, 1,700shp|
|Complement:||105 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, six single 20mm guns|
Constructed at Superior, Wisconsin
Gwinnett (AVS-5) was originally designated AK-185 and was launched as AG-92 under U.S. Maritime Commission contract by Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin, 14 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Oliva Dionne, mother of the Dionne quintuplets.
After being taken down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Louisiana, the ship was outfitted at Port Houston Iron Works, Houston, Texas, and commissioned there 10 April 1945, Lt. H. K. Golwey in command.
C1-M-AV1 reserve fleet
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AK-185 / AG-92 / AVS-5 Gwinnett