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USS Alchiba (AK-261)
USAT Charles S. Winsor (1940 - 1943)

Alchiba Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS Coastal Courier a Maritime Commission type (N3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC2597) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Decatur, AL.
  • Launched, 29 May 1945
  • Delivered the Maritime Commission, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Army Transportation Corps., commissioned USAT Charles S. Winsor
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Army, 12 June 1951
  • Renamed Alchiba (AK-261), 12 June 1951 and leased to South Korea
  • Returned to US Naval custody, January 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 June 1960, to Hong Kong Rolling Mills, Ltd.
    Displacement 2,905 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
    Length 258' 9"
    Beam 42' 1"
    Draft 20' 9" (max.)
    Speed 10.5kts
    Complement 23
    Cargo Capacity 2,243 t.
    Cruising radius (nautical miles) 4,500
    Propulsion reciprocating steam engine, single propeller

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    Alchiba 99k Alchiba (AK-261) under way while in South Korean service, circa June 1951, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 84173. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    Mike Green

    USS Alchiba (AK-261)
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