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USAT James Parker
James Parker (AP-46)
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Panama for the Panama Railroad Co. at Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
Launched, date unknown
Completed, 23 April 1939
Delivered, 13 June 1941, to the Maritime Commission and simultaneously delivered to the War Department by the Maritime Commission
Designated (AP-46) by the US Navy but never taken over by the Navy remaining under Army control throughout World War II
Placed in Commission, date unknown by the US Army Transportation Service as USAT James Parker
Decommissioned, date unknown
Returned to the Panama Railroad Co. in July 1951
Sold to American President Lines, 9 January 1957, renamed SS President Hoover
Sold to the Greek shipping company International Cruises S. A. a Chandris Group Company., 12 February 1964, reflagged Greece, renamed SS Regina
Reflagged Panama, 24 November 1964, ownership unchanged, renamed SS Regina Prima
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
Displacement 10,002 t.(lt) 14206 t.(fl)
Length 493' 6"
Draft 26' 9"
Speed 18kts (estimate)
Troop Capacity unknown
two Bethlehem Steel steam turbine engines
two Yarrow boilers, 465psi 765°
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
three turbo-drive 350Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
twin propellers, 10,000shp
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||USAT James Parker moored pierside during World War II. Note the similarity to Ancon (AGC-4), of which she was a sister. Image
from "Troopships of World War II" by Roland W. Charles, Washington, D.C., 1947, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USAT James Parker moored in late 1945 or in 1946. The absence of guns and the colors on the stack indicate this is a postwar
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 91274 by Roger Scozzafava, courtesy of C.N. Dragonette, from Shipscribe.com.
There is no DANFS history record for James Parker (AP-46) available at NavSource
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