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USS Alstede (AF 48) on 18 May 1946.
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Class: ALSTEDE (AF 48, C2-S-B1)
Design: MC C2-S-B1 and R2-S-BV1 (refrigerated version)
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original Armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: 4-5"/38
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AFNameAcqBuilderKeelLaunchComm/Svc
48ALSTEDE10 May 1946Moore DD, Oakland30 Sep 194428 Nov 194417 May 1946
49ZELIMA27 Jul 1946Moore DD, Oakland5 Dec 19442 Mar 194527 Jul 1946
50BALD EAGLE1 Mar 1950Moore DD, Oakland17 Feb 19427 May 19421 Mar 1950/S
51BLUE JACKET1 Mar 1950Moore DD, Oakland23 Oct 194114 Feb 19421 Mar 1950/S
52GOLDEN EAGLE, ARCTURUS1 Mar 1950Moore DD, Oakland8 Dec 194115 Mar 19421 Mar 1950/S
54PICTOR13 Sep 50Moore DD, Oakland18 Mar 19424 Jun 194213 Sep 1950
55ALUDRA30 Nov 50Moore DD, Oakland23 Aug 194414 Oct 19447 Jul 1952
60SIRIUS18 May 56Moore DD, Oakland5 Jan 194211 Apr 194212 Jan 1957
61PROCYON8 Aug 61Moore DD, Oakland15 Apr 19421 Jul 194224 Nov 1961
62BELLATRIX22 Aug 61Moore DD, Oakland16 Oct 19444 Dec 194418 Nov 1961

Disposition:
AFNameTDecomm/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
48ALSTEDE31 Oct 196931 Oct 196917 Jun 1970MA/T24 Jul 1970
49ZELIMASep 691 Jun 19761 Sep 1971MA/T25 Nov 1981
50BALD EAGLET16 Jul 1970/C19 Oct 19711 Sep 1971MA/T1 Mar 1973
51BLUE JACKETT19 Aug 1970/C19 Oct 19711 Sep 1971MA/T1 Mar 1973
52GOLDEN EAGLE, ARCTURUST16 Mar 1973/D1 Oct 197618 Oct 1973MA/R24 Jul 1997
54PICTOR13 Dec 19691 Jun 19761 Jul 1972MA/T25 Nov 1981
55ALUDRA12 Sep 19691 Jun 197616 Nov 1977MA/T16 Nov 1977
60SIRIUS3 Feb 19641 Aug 19651 Aug 1965MA/T13 Apr 1971
61PROCYONDec 19701 Jun 19761 Jul 1972MA/T25 Nov 1981
62BELLATRIX30 Sep 19681 Oct 196814 Apr 1969MA/S24 Mar 1969

Class Notes:
Auxiliary Vessels Board report 105 of 29 March 1946 directed procurement of AF 48-49, Program 45c, FY 1944. [Access database] AF 50-52 were among the Army ships operating out of continental U.S. ports that were to be acquired on 1 Mar 1950 for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approved on 21 Feb 1950. AF 54, to be transferred from the MA, was named on 18 Sep 1950.

Ship Notes:
AFNameMCNotes
48ALSTEDE1206Ex merc. OCEAN CHIEF (R2-S-BV1, completed 4 May 1945). Delivered by MA to Spanish buyer 24 Sep 1970. [Sale in Silverstone 2 Jun 1970]
49ZELIMA1212Ex merc. GOLDEN ROCKET (R2-S-BV1, completed 16 Jul 1945). Naming notice of 27 Jul 1946 spelled name ZELINA, later corrected. To MA custody 3 Jun 1970. Sold for use as fish processing ship but BU 1981 in Taiwan.
50BALD EAGLE186Ex merc. BALD EAGLE (completed 28 May 1943). To Army 4 Oct 1948. To buyer 1 Jun 1973.
51BLUE JACKET183Ex merc. BLUE JACKET (completed 25 Mar 1943). To Army 1 Oct 1948. To buyer 1 Aug 1973.
52GOLDEN EAGLE, ARCTURUS184Ex merc. GOLDEN EAGLE (completed 23 Apr 1943). To Army 18.9.1948. From MSTS to Navy (BuShips) 14 Aug 1961, renamed ARCTURUS 13 Oct 1961, comm. 18 Nov 1961. To MA custody 18 Oct 1973. When stricken in 1976 designated for disposal by MA. Two invitations in 1982 attracted no bidders. Shown in MA records as sold as scrap ship 21 Aug 1985 but there was no such sale. Stricken again 9 Dec 1985 and designated for target use to destruction and then for MA disposal. Later in and out of MA reserve fleet in James River as target (including out 15 Oct 1990). Finally withdrawn from MA reserve fleet 3 April 1997 for preparation as NAVAIR (PAX RIVER) target ship. Sunk as target 24 Jul 1997.
54PICTOR187Ex merc. GREAT REPUBLIC (completed 29 Jun 1943). Title to USN 31 May 1956. To MA custody 11 Aug 1970. Sold for use as fish processing ship. BU 1987 in Taiwan.
55ALUDRA1202Ex merc. MATCHLESS (R2-S-BV1, completed 23 Mar 1945). [Or comm 19 Jun 1952.] Title to USN 31 May 1956. To MA custody 1 Oct 1969. To buyer 16 Feb 1978. As mercantile fish (crab) processing ship ALEUTIAN MONARCH burned 12 Nov 1981 at Udamat Bay (Unalaska Is.), Alaska, and scuttled 19 Nov 1981 in nearby deep water.
60SIRIUS185Ex merc. TRADE WIND (completed 30 Apr 1943). To MA custody 22 Jun 1964. To buyer 10 May 1971. Caught fire in the scrapyard at Seattle and capsized January 1972, raised around April 1973.
61PROCYON188Ex merc. FLYING SCUD (completed 18 Aug 1943). By Aug 1970 scheduled for decomm at Mare Is. To MA custody 4 Feb 1971. [Old data: decom 8 Dec 1975.] Sold for use as fish processing ship, BU 1987 in Taiwan.
62BELLATRIX1207Ex merc. FLEETWOOD (R2-S-BV1, completed 21 Jun 1945). Delivered to buyer 14 Apr 1969.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 22 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC [Vessel Status Cards], PHS [Silversone]