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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - November - Hotel
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 2158), at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy in May 1945
Returned to the Maritime Commission prior to commissioning, renamed MV Coastal Observer
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
GAA Lykes Bros. SS Co., Inc., 20 November 1945, at Beaumont, TX.
Chartered by Lykes Bros. SS Co, Inc, 19 June 1946
GAA Mississippi Shipping Co., 30 June 1949
Laid up, 11 July 1949, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Sold, foreign, Brazil, 13 July 1956, delivered, 15 February 1957
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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
one Nordberg TSM6 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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