High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 200) on
4 November 1942 at the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
in Kearny, New Jersey; launched on 29 January 1943, sponsored by
Mrs. John Frank Mclnnis; acquired by the Navy on 27 February 1943;
converted at Brooklyn, N.Y., by the Todd Shipbuilding Company for
naval service as an amphibious flagship; and commissioned on 2
October 1943, with Captain James M. Fernald in command. Appalachian
was the lead ship of the Appalachian class.
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