The USS Winston

USS Winston (AKA-94/LKA-94) was an Andromeda class attack cargo ship named after
counties in Alabama and Mississippi. She served as a commissioned ship for 19 years and
11 months.                     
                                                                                                  
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CAREER
Laid down:  
10 July 1944
Launched:  
30 November 1944
Commissioned:  
19 January 1945
DecomMissioned:  
1 February 1957
Recommissioned:  
24 November 1961
Decommissioned:  
November 1969
Struck:  
1 September 1976
Fate:  
Unknown
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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Hull type:  
C2-S-B1
Displacement:  
14,200 tons loaded
Length:  
459 ft 2 in (140 m)
Beam:  
63 ft (19.2 m)
Draft:  
26 ft 4 in (8.0 m)
Speed:  
16 knots (32 km/h)
Complement:  
247
Armament:
 
1 x 5 in (127 mm) / 38 caliber dual purpose
gun mount, 4 x twin 40mm gun mounts;
(war time 40s & 50s: 12 LCVPs, 1 LCPL, 1
LCPR and 8 LCMs) (60s: 8 LCM's, 6 LCVP's,
and 2 LCPL's)
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SEE THE HISTORIC U.S.S. WINSTON IN A SCENE FROM THE 1956
MOVIE,
AWAY ALL BOATS, STARRING ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
JEFF CHANDLER.