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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Mike - Romeo
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 7 July 1944, as MV Coastal Competition, a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2155) at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI.
Launched, 18 November 1944
Converted for Naval service at Pendelton Shipyard Co., New Orleans, LA.
Acquired by the US Navy, 12 September 1945
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 31 October 1945, at New Orleans, name reverted to MV Coastal Competition
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
GAA American Liberty Steamship Corp., 31 October 1945, at New Orleans
Chartered by United Fruit Co., 19 June 1946
GAA American West African Line Inc., 29 September 1946
Chartered by Lykes Bros, SS Co., Inc, 29 December 1946, at Mobile, AL.
GAA Atlantic Steamship Line, 4 April 1948
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 3 May 1948
Sold foreign, Brazil, 13 July 1956, at Beaumont, TX., delivered 25 December 1956
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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