american Alcoa S. S. Co. Inc. - Aluminium Company of America SS Alcoa Cadet (+1942)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4823  grt
dimensions 117.9 x 15.91 x 8.35 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 3 scotch boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 2500  i.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 3
call sign
WNEO  
WNEO
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 21/06/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Downey Shipbuilding, Corp., New York
last owner
[1]Alcoa S. S. Co. Inc. - Aluminium Company of America, Pittsburgh
SS Alcoa Cadet (+1942)
period 1931 ~ 1942
call sign: 
WNEO
prev. owners
[2]Us Shipping Board - United States Shipping Board - Ussb, Washington D.C.
SS Dio
period 1919 ~ 1931
call sign: 
WNEO
captain
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depth (m.)
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protected
war grave
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entered 25/04/2008
last update Gothro Phil
last update 17/04/2012
 
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Allen Tony15/03/2009The American ship Alcoa Cadet SS was sunk by an explosion, probably a mine, at Murmansk on June 21st, 1942. She was built in 1919 as the DIO SS by Downsey Shipbuilding, Arlington, USA. In 1931 renamed POINT CALETA - and in 1940 renamed ALCOA CADET SS.
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Alcoa S. S. Co. Inc. - Aluminium Company of America, Pittsburgh

Alcoa SS Co, Pittsburgh (1917-present) or Aluminium Company of America, specialised in bulk shipping of metals such as bauxite and ore.

Operated under foreign flags (panamese, liberian), but from 1940 to 1969 under the US flag. Was used as the manager of foreign seized ships by the US War Shipping Administration (WSA) during WWII.


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About Builders
 Downey Shipbuilding, Corp., New York
Wallace Downey started this shipyard after selling his yard on Shooters Island. A former steel fabrication plant called Milliken Brothers, it was on Staten Island.
 
 
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