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Pictor (AF-27)


  • A steel-hulled steamer named SS Platono, built by Cornwall, Laird & Co., Ltd;
  • Named Pictor (AF-27) by US Navy 22 April 1943
  • Acquisition canceled, 22 May 1944
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    Displacement 6,000 t.
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    Bridge 60k United Fruit Company ship SS Platono at San Francisco circa 1943, while trading under the Panamanian flag. The Navy planned in April 1943 to take her over as USS Pictor (AF-27), but the acquisition was canceled.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 89855, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Robert Hurst

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