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Alchiba Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down as SS Richard W. Dixie a Maritime Commission type (N3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2545), at Avondale Marine, Inc., New Orleans, LA.
Launched, May 1945
Delivered the Maritime Commission, date unknown
Acquired from the US Army by the Navy in 1949
Renamed Cepheus (AK-265), and leased to South Korea, 12 June 1951
Returned to US Naval custody, January 1960
Struck from the Naval Register, February 1960
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
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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||Cepheus (AK-265) under way while in South Korean service, circa 1951, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 84177. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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