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NavSource Online: Identification Numbered Vessel 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
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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||SS Carolyn at Grays Harbor, Washington, April 1922. Ship on the right is SS Hankow Maru. She, too, would be lost in World War II, sunk off Oga Peninsula, Japan by USS Wahoo (SS 238), 9 October 1943
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