From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


The Achomawi are a California Indian tribe also known as the Pit River Indians.

(ATF-148:dp. 1240; l. 205'; b. 38'6"; dr. 15'4"; s. 16.5 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3 " ; cl. Navajo)

Achomawi (ATF-148) was launched 14 June 1944 by Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S. C.; sponsored by Mrs. Agnes I. Veronee; and commissioned 10 November 1944, Lieutenant R. H. Teter, USNR, in command.

During 1945 and 1946 Achomawi engaged in towing duties at Hawaii, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Philippines, and Japan. Returning to the United States 4 October 1946 she was placed out of commission in reserve at Orange, Tex., 10 June 1947.

Transcribed by: epm
Date: 25 April 1999