USS Tarrant (AK-214)
|Namesake:||Tarrant County, Texas|
|Ordered:||as type (C1-M-AV1) hull, MC hull 2168|
|Builder:||Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||4 December 1944|
|Launched:||25 February 1945|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Agnes Larson|
|Commissioned:||18 September 1945|
|Decommissioned:||21 November 1945|
|Struck:||5 December 1945|
|Fate:||sold, 15 March 1947, to Brazieiro Patrisonio Nacional|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Tonnage:||5,032 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
|Length:||388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × propeller|
|Speed:||11.5 kn (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
USS Tarrant (AK-214) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship that was constructed for the US Navy during the closing period of World War II. She was commissioned; however, the war ended and she was returned to the War Shipping Administration in November 1945 for disposal.
Tarrant was laid down under US Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2168, on 4 December 1944, by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; launched on 25 February 1945; sponsored by Miss Agnes Larson; and commissioned on 18 September 1945, Lieutenant Commander Frank E. Simmen, USCGR, in command.
Tarrant and her U.S. Coast Guard crew reported to the Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, on 24 September as available for her shakedown cruise. However, since World War II had ended, she was ordered to report to the Commandant, 8th Naval District for disposal.
Tarrant and her Coast Guard crew reported to the Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet, on 24 September as available for her shakedown cruise. However, since World War II had ended, she was ordered to report to the Commandant, 8th Naval District for disposal.
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- "C1 Cargo Ships". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- "USS Tarrant (AK-214)". Navsource.org. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
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