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E. A. Poe (IX-103)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Bravo - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Miscellaneous Auxiliary - Non-self Propelled Dry Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 29 January1942, as SS Edgar Allan Poe, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE-186) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
Launched, 26 March 1942
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 28 April 1942, for operation by Weyerhaeuser SS. Co. under a General Agency Agreement contract
Torpedoed off New Caledonia, 8 November 1942
Charter by the US Navy, 18 November 1942, at Noumea New Caledonia
Taken over by the US Navy, 30 August 1943
Placed in service, 23 February 1945 as E.A. Poe (IX-103)
Placed out of service 15 March 1946, Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Sold to Asia Development Corp., 3 March 1948
Final Disposition, wrecked in 1949, subsequently scrapped
Displacement 14,500 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
one single 4" gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Propulsion non-self propelled
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E.A. Poe - Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and
Photo - Edgar Allan Poe, June 1849. Daguerreotype "Annie", given to Poe's friend Mrs. Annie L. Richmond; probably taken in June 1849 in Lowell, MA., photographer
||E.A. Poe (IX-103) entering USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Islands for repairs, 3 June 1944.
A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives (RG 80G).
E. A. Poe (IX-103)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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