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USS Pemiscot (AK-201)

Career (USA)
Name: Pemiscot
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
Commissioned: n/a
Decommissioned: n/a
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
General characteristics
Type: Alamosa-class cargo ship
Tonnage: 2,382 tons
Tons burthen: 7,435 tons
Length: 388' 8"
Beam: 50'
Draft: 21' 1"
Propulsion: Diesel, single screw, 1,700shp
Speed: 11.5 knots
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.

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.


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