From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Former names retained.

Liberty ships Henry L. Abbott and William B. Allison were both acquired by the Navy from WSA 30 July 1945 for use as floating storage. On 14 July 1945 Henry L. Abbott was renamed Gamage and classified IX-227; on 6 August 1945 William B. Allison was renamed Inca and classified IX-229. However, when the former Henry L. Abbott was subsequently found unfit for service, her acquisition was canceled; and the name Gamage (q. v.) and the classification, IX-227, were given to the former William B. Allison. Nevertheless, occasional references to Inca (IX-229) appear in the ComServDiv 104 War Diary until January 1946.

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