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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
    Specifications
    Displacement 5,766 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"'
    Draft 23'
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 59
    Enlisted 833
    Largest Boom Capacity 36 t.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 7,400 Bbls
    Diesel 1,470 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    Cuttyhunk Island 85k USS Cuttyhunk Island (AG-75) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Capt Jerry Mason, USN
    Cuttyhunk Island 153k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    Indian Island 49k 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)
    DANFS History entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
     LCDR. Graves Jr., James Henry, USNR4 December 1944 - 7 December 1944
     Decommissioned7 December 1944 - 1 September 1945
    01LCDR. Holeman, N. G., USNR1 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
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