From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships



An island off the coast of Louisiana.


(AG - 133: dp. 520; l. 177'; b. 33'; dr. 10'; s. 13 k.; cpl. 26; cl. Camano)


Errol (AG-133) was built in 1944 by Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, L.I. [Long Island], N.Y., for the Army as FS-274; acquired by the Navy 3 April 1947; and commissioned 9 July 1947, Lieutenant R. Q. June in command. She was reclassified AKL-4 on 31 March 1949.

Commissioned at Guam, Errol throughout her naval service carried passengers and cargo among American islands and those of the Trust Territory of the Pacific, calling at Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Truk, the Palaus, Ulithi, Chichi Jima, Kwajalein, Pagan, Agrihan, and smaller islands in the Carolines. From September to December 1949 she was overhauled at Pearl Harbor, the only interruption to her constant operations in the Pacific. She was decommissioned 31 July 1951, and lent to the Department of the Interior for similar duty the same day. On 29 January 1952 her transfer to the Department of the Interior was made permanent.


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