USS Pemiscot (AK-201)

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United States
  • Coastal Competition
  • Pemiscot
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
Identification: Hull symbol:AK-201
  • GAA American Liberty Steamship Corp., 31 October 1945, at New Orleans
  • Chartered by United Fruit Co., 19 June 1946
  • GAA American West African Line Inc., 29 September 1946
  • Chartered by Lykes Bros, SS Co., Inc, 29 December 1946, at Mobile, AL.
  • GAA Atlantic Steamship Line, 4 April 1948
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 3 May 1948
  • Sold foreign, Brazil, 13 July 1956, at Beaumont, TX., delivered 25 December 1956
Status: fate unknown
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Alamosa-class cargo ship
Type: C1-M-AV1
  • 2,382 long tons (2,420 t) (standard)
  • 7,450 long tons (7,570 t) (full load)
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
  • 15 Officers
  • 70 Enlisted

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.

Naval service

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.


  1. "USS Pemiscot (AK-201)". Retrieved June 7, 2015.