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Pinellas (AK-202)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Mike - Tango

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, as MV Coastal Stevedore, a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 2156), at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI.
  • Renamed Pinellas (AK-202) prior to launching
  • Launched, 22 December 1944
  • Accepted by the US Navy in March 1945
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission prior to commissioning
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Name reverted to MV Coastal Stevedore
    Merchant Service
    Operated under a General Agency Agreement by A. H. Bull & Co. from 3 December 1945, at New Orleans
    Operated under a charter to Bull Insular Lines Inc. from 5 July 1946
    Operated under a General Agency Agreement by A. L. Burbank & Co., from 12 February 1947, at New York
    Sold, 13 January 1948, to the government of Cuba, reflagged Cuba, renamed MV Bahia De Matanzas
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1980
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 29' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 70
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
    non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
    refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    one Nordberg Diesel TSM6 engine
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,750shp

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    War Shipping Administration
    Pinellas - is the name of a peninsula located roughly halfway down the west coast of Florida. It forms the western boundary of Tampa Bay and comprises the bulk of Pinellas County. The peninsula is bounded on the north by Pasco County, on the northeast by Hillsborough County, and on the east and south by Tampa Bay. It is bounded on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Tommy Trampp
    55k Launching of Pinellas (AK-202), 22 December 1944, at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI.
    US Navy photo from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library, Donated by Kenneth E. Thro
    John Spivey
    MV Bahia De Matanzas
    197k MV Bahia De Matanzas underway, date and location unknown.
    ©Michael Lennon
    Gerhard Muller-Debus

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