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Alameda (AP-68)
USAT Monterey (1922 - 1937)

  • Laid down, 4 April 1932, at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
  • Launched, 17 September 1932
  • Completed and delivered 15 December 1932
  • Operated as SS Haiti by Columbia Mail Steamship Co. from 1932 to 1938
  • Renamed SS Puerto Rico in 1938 while in service for the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Co.
  • Renamed SS Monterey in 1939 while in service for the Oceanic Steamship Co. (Spreckles Line) a subsidiary of Matson Navigation Co.
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration (WSA), 14 February 1942 under bare boat charter and operated by Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies Lines (AGWI) acting as agent for WSA to meet Army transportation needs.
  • Title delivered to WSA 25 September 1942
  • Allocated to the US Navy, 6 August 1942
  • Named changed to Alameda (AP-68), 22 August 1942
  • Conversion for Navy service cancelled, returned to the WSA, 25 September 1942
  • Alameda was re-delivered to the War Department,16 January 1943 for Army operation as USAT Monterey
  • Decommissioned by the US Army Transportation Service, date unknown
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 26 June 1946, for operation by Atlantic Gulf and West Indies Lines for the WSA
  • Laid up, date unknown, in the James River National Defense Reserve Fleet at Lee Hall, VA.,
  • Sold for $650,000.00, 14 August 1947, to the Republic of Turkey
  • Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and delivered buyer, 16 April 1948
  • Reflagged Turkey, renamed SS Cankiri
  • Resold, date unknown, renamed SS Adana
  • Beached in 1952 after engine room flooded while at anchor
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1968 after a fire
    Displacement 5,236 t.(Gross)
    Length 385' 5"
    Beam 57' 5"
    Draft 23' 8"
    Speed 16kts.
    Complement unknown
    Troop Accommodations unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    non-refrigerated unknown
    one single 4"/50 single purpose gun mount
    three single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two steam turbines
    two propellers, 6,500shp

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    USAT Monterey
    153k USAT Monterey moored pierside, date and location unknown. John Spivey
    71k USAT Monterey moored pierside, date and location unknown. John Spivey

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