USS Alshain (AKA-55)

USS Alshain (AKA-55) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship. She was named after the star Alshain in the constellation Aquila.

The Boatswain served on the Alshain in 1949 as the ship’s Chief Master-at-Arms.

Information about the Alshain can be found at the Naval Historical Center.

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The United States Navy rating of Boatswain's Mate is a designation given to enlisted members who are rated as a deck seaman. The colloquial form of address for a boatswain's mate is 'Boats'.



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