USS Alaska (ID-3035)
SS Alaska prior to her U.S. Navy service.
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Acquired:||18 September 1918|
|Commissioned:||18 September 1918|
|Struck:||10 January 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 10 January 1919|
|Notes:||In commercial service 1881-1918 and from 1919|
|Tonnage:||229 gross tons|
|Length:||141 ft 9 in (43.21 m)|
|Beam:||21 ft 0 in (6.40 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) (aft)|
Alaska was built as a steam-powered commercial fishing trawler in 1881 at Boothbay, Maine. The U.S. Navy chartered her for World War I service from the Fisheries Products Company of Wilmington, North Carolina, on 18 September 1918. She was assigned the naval registry Identification Number (Id. No.) 3035 and commissioned the same day as USS Alaska at Charleston Navy Yard at Charleston, South Carolina.
Converted for service as a minesweeper, Alaska served in the Charleston area for the remainder of World War I and briefly thereafter as a minesweeper and patrol vessel.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy: Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Alaska (American Fishing Trawler, 1881). Served as USS Alaska (ID # 3035) in 1918-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Alaska (ID 3035)