USS Pemiscot (AK-201)
|Namesake:||A county in the southeastern corner of Missouri|
|Ordered:||as type (C1-M-AV1) hull|
|Builder:||Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||7 July 1944|
|Launched:||18 November 1944|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 12 September 1945|
|Refit:||for Navy service at Pendleton Shipyard Co., New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Struck:||5 December 1945|
|Fate:||returned to the U.S. Maritime Commission, 31 October 1945, at New Orleans|
|Notes:||renamed Coastal Competition; fate unknown|
|Type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Tons burthen:||7,435 tons|
|Propulsion:||Diesel, single screw, 1,700shp|
|Complement:||85 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount; six 20mm guns|
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 includes 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