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Alamosa Class, U.S. Cargo Ships


Photograph of USCGS Kukui, an Alamosa-class cargo ship

US Coast Guard photo #19. Via NavSource.Org

Schematic diagram of Alamosa class cargo ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

2382 tons light
7450 tons fully loaded

Dimensions

339' by 50' by 21'
103.33m by 15.24m by 6.40m

Maximum speed      

12 knots

Complement

85

Armament

1 3"/50 AA gun
6 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Norberg TSM6 diesel (1750 shp)
Bunkerage
857 tons

Cargo

3945 tons

The Alamosas were completed in 1944-45. They were Maritime Commission standard C1-M-AV1 hulls armed and manned by Navy crews for cargo delivery close to the combat zone. None were lost in the Pacific.


Units in the Pacific:

Alcona

completed 1944-9-15 (Richmond)

Alamosa

completed 1944-9 (Richmond)

Antrim

completed 1944-10-31 (Richmond)

Amador

completed 1944-11-23 (Portland)

Autaga

completed 1944-11-24 (Richmond)

Beaverhead      

completed 1945-1-3 (Portland)

Beltrami

completed 1945-1-4 (Richmond)

Blount

completed 1945-1-26 (Richmond)

Charlevoix

arrived 1945-2

Brevard

completed 1945-2-19 (Richmond)

Bullock

completed 1945-3-2 (Richmond)

Caledonia

completed 1945-3-13 (Richmond),

Fairfield

completed 1945-3-28 (Richmond)

Poinsett

arrived 1945-3-28

Chatham

arrived 1945-4

Gadsden

completed 1945-4-7 (Richmond)

Cabell

completed 1945-4-11 (Richmond)

Chicot

arrived 1945-5

Claiborne

arrived 1945-5

Flagler

completed 1945-5-18 (Richmond)

Muscatine

arrived 1945-5-24

Muskingum

arrived 1945-5-31

Habersham

arrived 1945-6-1

Richland

arrived 1945-6-10

Clarion

arrived 1945-7-7


References

DANFS

NavSource.Org (accessed 2007-3-29)


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