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Alpaco



Civilian call sign:
Love - Nan - Jig - Mike

Wooden Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Hodge Shipbuilding Co., Moss Point, MS
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 November 1918 and commissioned the same day at the Navy Yard Dock, New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 19 December 1919
  • Returned to the United States Shipping Board 20 December 1919
  • Scrapped in 1924.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,511 t.
  • Length 268'
  • Beam 45' 2"
  • Draft 23' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 53
  • Propulsion: Two Water Tube boilers, one 1,400hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Alpaco 114k Photographed in port, circa late 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65095
    Naval Historical Center

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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