From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Counties in Maryland and South Carolina.


(APB - 46: dp. 2,189; l. 328'; b. 50'; dr. 11'2"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 123; a. 8 40 mm.; cl. Benewah)


The second Dorchester (APB-46) was launched 12 April 1945 by Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, Ind.; sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Walsh; and commissioned 15 June 1945, Lieutenant W. T. Roberts, Jr., USNR, in command.

Sailing from New Orleans 5 August 1945, Dorchester embarked troops at Pearl Harbor, then sailed to deliver cargo and receive more passengers at Eniwetok and Guam as she made her passage to Japan. On 15 October she reported for service as barracks ship at Wakayama and at Kobe from 11 February 1946 to 4 March. Dorchester then sailed for San Francisco arriving 9 April. She was placed out of commission in reserve at Vancouver, Wash., 16 October 1946.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (