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Laid down as SS Elisha Whitney, a Maritime Commission type (N3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1624), at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc., Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 31 October 1943
Delivered to the Maritime Commission for service with the US Army Transportation Service
Acquired by the US Navy from the US Army Transportation Service, 12 June 1951, renamed Algorab (AK-262) and leased to South Korea the same day
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 1,677 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
Length 269' 10"
Beam 42' 6"
Draft 20' 9" (max.)
Speed 10 kts.
Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller
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