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Blount- AK-163

Blount

Blount is the name of counties in Alabama and Tennessee.

(AK-163: dp. 2382; 1. 338'8" b. 50'; dr. 21'1" ; s. 11.5 k.;
cpl. 85; a. 13" cl. Alamosa)

Blount (AK-163) was launched 19 October 1944 by Kaiser Cargo Co., Inc., Richmond, Calif., for the Maritime Commission; sponsored by Mrs. R. E. St. Claire; transferred to the Navy 26 January 1945; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant W. H. Leverett, USNR, in command.

Reporting to the Pacific Fleet, Blount arrived at Manus, Admiralty Islands, 8 April 1945. She operated from there carrying supplies to Blak Island, Schouten Islands; Borneo; and the Philippines until January 1946. Leaving the Philippines 5 January 1946, she arrived at Norfolk 10 March. Decommissioned at Baltimore 18 April 1946, she was returned to the Maritime Commission six days later.