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Algorab (AK-262)

Cargo Ship
  • Laid down as SS Elisha Whitney, a Maritime Commission type (N3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1624), at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc., Beaumont, TX.
  • Launched, 31 October 1943
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission for service with the US Army Transportation Service
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the US Army Transportation Service, 12 June 1951, renamed Algorab (AK-262) and leased to South Korea the same day
  • 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 1,677 t.(lt), 5,202 t.(fl)
    Length 269' 10"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 20' 9" (max.)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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    Algorab s a star in the constellation Corvi. It is a double star, 3.1 and 8.5 magnitude, pale yellow and purple, on the right wing of the Raven.
    Constellations of Words
    Tommy Trampp
    Algorab 102k Algorab (AK-262) in South Korean service, at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84174.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

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