Somerset III AK-212

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Somerset III AK-212

Somerset III

(AK-212: dp. 7,125, 1. 338'6~; b. 50'; dr. 21'1~; s. 11.5 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3~; cl. Alamosa; T. C1-M-AV1)

The third Somerset (AK-212) (ex-MC hull 2166) was laid down on 9 October 1944 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.; launched on 21 January 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Fred Bradley; acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission on 20 September 1945; and commissioned the same day.

Somerset was acquired for Navy use as a cargo ship; but, due to the cessation of hostilities with Japan, she saw no naval service. She was returned to the Maritime Commission on 2 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 5 December 1945.


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