Monday, May 8, 2017
S. S. Alcoa Pennant
It's not often that I get to post something with an exact date, but I can with this one. The Alcoa Pennant was launched on June 6, 1941. She was built by Consolidated Steel at their shipyards in Wilmington, California. The ship was built for The Alcoa Steamship Company and was supposed to transport bauxite, but World War 2 changed all that. After completion, including the addition of deck guns, on January 26, 1942, the Alcoa Pennant was put on indefinite charter by the U.S. Navy, and despite her slow speed, and time spent in war zones, manged to survive the conflict. She was scrapped in Mobile, Alabama in May, 1965.