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USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Belle Isle Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary
Laid down, 16 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3080) at New England Shipbuilding Corp., South Portland, ME.
Launched, 26 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 4 December 1944, and placed in reduced commission for transit to her conversion yard at Newburg, N.Y., LCDR. James H. Graves, Jr., USNR, (Aux Ferry Crew #5) in command
Decommissioned, 7 December 1945, at Newburg, N.Y.
Converted for Naval service as a Miscellaneous Auxiliary at Eureka Shipbuilding Corp., Newburg, N.Y.
Commissioned, USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75), 1 September 1945, LCDR. N. G. Holeman, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 3 May 1946, at Orange, TX.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
Reclassified as a General Stores Issue Ship (AKS-23), 18 August 1951
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, date unknown
Final Disposition, scrapped for scrapping, 15 September 1960 to Shipwrecking Inc. (PD-X-585), removed 1 October 1960
Displacement 5,766 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 36 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,400 Bbls
Diesel 1,470 Bbls
One General Machine Corp. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 350Kw 450V A,C,
two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Capt Jerry Mason, USN
||USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) alongside a possible sister in 1945-1946. This vessel saw only brief service in the Atlantic
before reporting to Orange, Texas, for decommissioning, 31 January 1946. She is probably shown at Orange in 1946 alongside either
USS Indian Island (AG-77) or USS Kent Island (AG-78).
US Naval Historical and Heritage
Command photo # NH 82192, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS Indian Island (AG-77) and USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) prior to lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, circa 31 January 1946 - 3 May 1946.
||Dawn and William George Randolph Jr. S/1c USS Indian Island
USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||LCDR. Graves Jr., James Henry, USNR||4 December 1944 - 7 December 1944|
| ||Decommissioned||7 December 1944 - 1 September 1945|
|01||LCDR. Holeman, Neville G., USNR||1 September 1945 - 3 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) Crew Photos
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 21 November 2014
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