From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


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AK - 166 dp. 2,382 l. 338'6" b. 50'

dr. 21'1" s 12 k. cpl. 85 a. 1 x 3"

cl Alamosa

Cabell (AK-166) was launched 23 December 1944, by Kaiser Cargo Co., Richmond, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. W. P. Gilmore; acquired by the Navy 11 April 1945; commissioned the same day, Lieutenant E. J. McCluskey, USNR, in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.

Cabell made one cargo voyage from San Francisco to Eniwetok and San Pedro Bay, P.I., between 1 June 1945 and 22 August. She sailed from San Francisco again 8 September with cargo for Eniwetok and Yokosuka Naval Base in Tokyo Bay, where she arrived 7 October.

Continuing this vital support of occupation operations, she called at ports in the Philippines, and on Okinawa, Saipan, and Guam, before arriving at San Pedro, Calif., 15 April 1946. She was decommissioned at Seattle, Wash., 19 July 1946, and returned to the Maritime Commission 3 days later.

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Date: 18 Mar 1999