USS Pemiscot (AK-201)
|Namesake:||Pemiscot County, Missouri|
|Ordered:||MC hull 2155|
|Builder:||Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||7 July 1944, as MV Coastal Competition|
|Launched:||18 November 1944|
|Acquired:||12 September 1945|
|Commissioned:||returned, 31 October 1945, to the Maritime Commission, name reverted to MV Coastal Competition|
|Struck:||5 December 1945|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Length:||388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)|
|Installed power:||1,750 shp (1,300 kW)|
|Speed:||11.5 kn (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||3,945 t (3,883 long tons) DWT|
USS Pemiscot (AK-201) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship that was constructed for the U.S. 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 U.S. Government and struck by the Navy.
Built in Superior, Wisconsin
Pemiscot (AK–201) was laid down under Maritime Commission contract 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.
Pemiscot was scheduled to commission 12 September. However, because of the Allied victory in the Pacific Ocean theatre of operations, her commissioning was delayed.
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 Competition.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AK-201 Pemiscot