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E. A. Poe (IX-103)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Bravo - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Miscellaneous Auxiliary - Non-self Propelled Dry Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 29 January1942, as SS Edgar Allan Poe, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE-186) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 26 March 1942
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 28 April 1942, for operation by Weyerhaeuser SS. Co. under a General Agency Agreement contract
  • Torpedoed off New Caledonia, 8 November 1942
  • Charter by the US Navy, 18 November 1942, at Noumea New Caledonia
  • Taken over by the US Navy, 30 August 1943
  • Placed in service, 23 February 1945 as E.A. Poe (IX-103)
  • Placed out of service 15 March 1946, Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Sold to Asia Development Corp., 3 March 1948
  • Final Disposition, wrecked in 1949, subsequently scrapped
    Displacement 14,500 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 59'
    Draft 22'
    Complement 293
    one single 4" gun mount
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    Propulsion non-self propelled
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    E.A. Poe
    E.A. Poe - Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories.
    Photo - Edgar Allan Poe, June 1849. Daguerreotype "Annie", given to Poe's friend Mrs. Annie L. Richmond; probably taken in June 1849 in Lowell, MA., photographer unknown. (Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    E.A.  Poe 460k E.A. Poe (IX-103) entering USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Islands for repairs, 3 June 1944.
    A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives (RG 80G).
    Frank A.Gerhardt

    E. A. Poe (IX-103)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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