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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Atik (AK 101)
Q Ship false call sign:
Charlie - Sugar - Baker - Tare
ex-Carolyn (ID 1608)
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Charlie - Mike - Nan
Sunk 28 March 1942
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Asterion Class Cargo Ship/Q-Ship:Laid down 15 March 1912 as Carolyn at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA for the A. H. Bull Steamship LineLaunched 3 July 1912Delivered 20 July 1912Assigned identification number ID-1608 during World War I but was not taken over by the NavyAcquired by the Navy 12 February 1942Commissioned USS Atik (AK-101), 5 March 1942 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. and converted to a Q-ship. The false name given to her was SS Vill Franca with a Portuguese registrySunk 28 March 1942 by German submarine U-123 at position 35° 38' N, 70° 14' WAtik was awarded one battle star for World War II service
Specifications:Displacement 6,610 t.Length 328' 2"Beam 46' 1"Draft 21' 6"Speed 10 kts.
Complement 141Armament: Four 4"/50 gun mounts (two concealed), four .50 cal. machine guns, four .30 cal. Lewis machine guns, two 20mm gun mounts, and six hedgehog projectorsPropulsion: One 1,200ihp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft
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||SS Carolyn in merchant service displaying the funnel markings of her owner, the A. H. Bull Steamship Lines
||In port, circa 1917-1918, probably at the time she was inspected for possible U.S. Navy service.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102438
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