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AKA-99 Rolette


Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship: Laid down, 2 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, NJ; Launched, 11 March 1945; Commissioned, USS Rolette (AKA-99), 27 April 1945, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.; Decommissioned, 1945, at San Francisco, CA.; Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.; Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947; Reinstated in the Naval Register, 13 August 1951; Recommissioned, 23 February 1952, at Oakland, CA.; Decommissioned, 1 May 1956, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.; Assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet; Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960; Returned to the Maritime Administration, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet; Final Disposition, fate unknown.


Specifications: Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 13,900 t.(fl); Length 459' 2"; Beam 63'; Draft 26' 4"; Speed 16kts; Complement 247; Capacity: 4,450 dwt cargo; Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four twin 40mm gun mounts, eighteen single 20mm gun mounts; Boats; 8 LCMs, 1 LCP(L), 15 LCVPs; Propulsion, steam turbine, single shaft, 6,000shp.
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Rolette 70k Rolette (AKA-99), date and place unknown. SSG Thomas E. Blainey U.S. Army
Rolette 76k Rolette (AKA-99), date and place unknown.
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DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway web site.
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