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AK-262 Algorab


Cargo Ship
  • 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.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,677 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
    Length 269' 10"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 20' 9" (max.)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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