USS ALLIOTH (AK 109)

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Description

USS Allioth (AK-109) was a Crater-class cargo ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II, named after Alioth, the star in constellation Ursa Major. She was responsible for delivering troops, goods and equipment to locations in the war zone.

SS James Rowan was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1730) on 30 July 1943 by the Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, California; launched on 20 August 1943; sponsored by Miss Cora Clonts; acquired by the Navy on 3 October 1943; renamed Allioth and designated AK-109 on 6 October 1943; and commissioned at Portland, Oregon, on 25 October 1943, Comdr. George F. Prestwich in command.

Class and type: Crater-class cargo ship
Displacement:
4,023 long tons (4,088 t) (standard)
14,550 long tons (14,780 t) (full load)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 28 ft 4 in (8.64 m)
Installed power: 2,500 shp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
2 × Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
1 × Joshua Hendy vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
1 × shaft
Speed: 12.5 kn (14.4 mph; 23.2 km/h)
Complement: 206
Armament:
1 × 5 in (130 mm)/38 caliber dual purpose gun
1 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 caliber dual purpose gun
8 × 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon cannons anti-aircraft gun mounts

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