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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Oscar - Kilo
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 26 August 1944, as MV Coastal Herald a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2127) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, 13 January 1945
Completed, 5 May 1945
Conversion for Naval service at Walter Butler Shipbuilding Inc., Superior, WI., canceled, 25 August 1945
Returned to the Maritime Commission for merchant service, name retained MV Coastal Herald
GAA Waterman SS Corp., 4 December 1945, Beaumont, TX.
Chartered to United Fruit Co., 25 September 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Laid up2 July 1948, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX,
Sold foreign, Brazil, 13 July 1956, delivered, 3 January 1957
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 6"
Draft 29' 2" (limiting)
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg Diesel TSM6 engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,750shp
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