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Alaska (ID 3035)


Trawler/Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1881 at Boothbay, ME
  • Rebuilt in 1911
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at the Charleston Navy Yard
  • Returned to her owner, the Fisheries Products Co. of Wilmington, NC, 10 January 1919 and her name was struck from the Naval Register
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 229 t.
  • Length 141' 9"
  • Beam 21'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Propulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one 200hp vertical single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Alaska 100k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval Service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100117
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: The second Alaska (Id. No. 3035) - a steam-powered fishing trawler built in 1881 at Boothbay, MaineŚwas chartered by the Navy from the Fisheries Products Co., Wilmington, N.C. on 18 September 1918 and commissioned at the Charleston Navy Yard that same day. Converted for service as a minesweeper, she served in the Charleston area for the remainder of World War I and briefly thereafter. She was returned to her owner on 10 January 1919; and her name was struck from the Navy list that same day.

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