USS Pemiscot (AK-201)
|Namesake:||Pemiscot County, Missouri|
|Ordered:||as type (C1-M-AV1) hull, MC hull 2155|
|Builder:||Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||7 July 1944|
|Launched:||18 November 1944|
|Acquired:||12 September 1945|
|Commissioned:||scheduled, 12 September 1945, delayed|
|Struck:||5 December 1945|
|Fate:||returned to US Maritime Commission (MARCOM), 28 September 1945|
|Acquired:||31 October 1945|
|In service:||31 October 1945|
|Out of service:||3 May 1948|
|Fate:||sent to reserve fleet|
|Status:||sold, 13 July 1956|
|Operator:||Companhia Nacional de Navegacao Costerira, Patrimonio Nacional|
|Acquired:||13 July 1956|
|In service:||25 December 1956|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Tonnage:||5,032 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
|Length:||388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × propeller|
|Speed:||11.5 kn (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
USS Pemiscot (AK-201) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship that was constructed for the US Navy during the closing period of World War II. By the time she was scheduled for commissioning, the war’s end caused her to be declared “excess to needs” and she was returned to the US Government and struck by the Navy.
Pemiscot was laid down under US Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2155, by Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin, 7 July 1944; launched 18 November 1944; and transferred down the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Louisiana, between January and April 1945. Completed at the Pendleton Shipyard Co., she was transferred to the Navy 12 September 1945 at New Orleans.
On 28 September she was ordered returned to the U.S. Maritime Commission, and was delivered to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) at New Orleans 31 October. Her name was struck from the Naval Register 5 December 1945. She was subsequently renamed Coastal Competitor.
Coastal Competitor was used by several shipping companies from 1945–1948, when she was placed in the reserve fleet.
On 13 July 1956, she was sold to Companhia Nacional de Navegacao Costerira, Patrimonio Nacional, of Brazil, for $693,682, under the condition that she be used for coastal shipping. She was delivered on 25 December 1956. Her final disposition is unknown.
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- "C1 Cargo Ships". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- "USS Pemiscot (AK-201)". Navsource.org. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- "Coastal Competitor". United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
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