From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships



A county in Tennessee.


(AK - 180: dp. 2,474; l. 338'6"; b. 50'; dr. 21'1"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3"; cl. Alamosa)


Fentress (AK-180) was launched on 10 March 1945 by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. G. M. Ellis; and commissioned 4 May 1945, Lieutenant G. T. Malley, USNR, in command.

After shakedown and availability, Fentress engaged in local operations until 27 June 1945 when she departed San Francisco to transport cargo among the Philippine Islands. On 20 February 1946 she was placed out of commission and returned to the Maritime Commission. After the organization of MSTS, Fentress was reacquired on 1 July 1950 for this service and continues in that capacity.


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