USS Cusabo

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Cusabo

An Indian tribe of South Carolina.

(ATF-155: dp. 1,190; 1. 205'; b. 38'6"; dr. 15'4"; s.
16 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3"; cl. Navajo)

Cusabo (AT-155) was reclassified ATF-155, 15 May 1944; launched 26 February 1945 by Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S.C.: sponsored by Mrs. T. C. Reed; and commissioned 19 May 1945, Lieutenant W. Hunnewell, Jr., USNR in command.

Departing Charleston 30 May 1945, Cusabo sailed to Norfolk for training in Chesapeake Bay until 25 June when she departed for Newport. Picking up tows there and at Portsmouth, N.H., she sailed from Newport 4 July for San Diego, arriving 27 August. She was underway again 5 September, sailing to Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Guam, and San Pedro Bay, Leyte, on towing duty, returning to Guam with IX-149 in tow. Cusabo remained in the Far East on towing and salvage duty at Guam, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Eniwetok until 10 March 1946 when she proceeded to Bremerton, Wash., arriving 11 May. She was placed out of commission in reserve in the Columbia River 3 December 1946.