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Alchiba Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Coastal Courier a Maritime Commission type (N3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC2597) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Decatur, AL.
Launched, 29 May 1945
Delivered the Maritime Commission, date unknown
Acquired by the US Army Transportation Corps., commissioned USAT Charles S. Winsor
Acquired by the US Navy from the Army, 12 June 1951
Renamed Alchiba (AK-261), 12 June 1951 and leased to South Korea
Returned to US Naval custody, January 1960
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1960
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 June 1960, to Hong Kong Rolling Mills, Ltd.
Displacement 2,905 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
Length 258' 9"
Beam 42' 1"
Draft 20' 9" (max.)
Cargo Capacity 2,243 t.
Cruising radius (nautical miles) 4,500
Propulsion reciprocating steam engine, single propeller
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||Alchiba (AK-261) under way while in South Korean service, circa June 1951, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 84173. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
USS Alchiba (AK-261)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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