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Antelope Class non-self-propelled dry cargo storage vessel;
Laid down, 15 June 1943, as M.H. deYoung, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1587) at Permanente Metals, Co., Richmond, CA.
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 19 July 1943
Operated under charter by American Presidential Lines
Acquired by the US Navy, at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides and placed in service, 4 October 1943, LT. L. G. Elsell in charge.
Placed out of service at Subic Bay, P.I., 3 May 1946 and simultaneously delivered to the Maritime Commission
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 3 March 1948, to the Asia Development Corp., broken up in China in 1950
Displacement 14,245 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 29' 9"
three 3"/50 gun mounts
eight 20mm guns, reduced to three 20mm AA guns, date unknown
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||Maritime Commission Cargo Ship Design (EC2-S-C1)
Antelope - Large, fast, ruminant mammals which generally resemble deer except for their two single-prong horns
||Antelope (IX-109) entering dry dock
USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 5 January 1945
US Navy photo # NH 97018 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command and US National Archives photo # 80-G-314230
a US Navy photo now in the collections of the of the US National Archives. Photos courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||Antelope (IX-109) and
USS LST-120 in dry dock
USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo New Hebrides, 8 January 1945
US National Archives photo # 80-G-314233, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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