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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 2157), at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy in April 1945
Pipestone never saw service with the US Navy
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 23 November 1945, at New Orleans
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Renamed MV Coastal Explorer by the Maritime Commission
Sold, 21 February 1947, for $693,862 to Corperacion Peruana e Vapores, of Callao, Peru (a Peruvian Government Controlled operator), reflagged Peruvian
Sold in 1968 to Naviera Panamar S.A., also of Callao, renamed MV Felipe
Sold, date unknown, to Gold Shipping S.A., Panama
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1974 to Spanish shipbreakers
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 6"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
non refrigerated 177,515 Cu ft.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
on Nordberg TSM6 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||Ex-Pipestone (AK-203), MVCoastal Explorer underway in 1964 for the Corporacion Peruana De Vapores as MV Putumayo
Photo from "Merchant Ships of World War II: A Post War Album 1" by Victor Young.
There is no DANFS history for Pipestone (AK-203) at NavSource
Last Updated 12 November 2010
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