Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 246561
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 323.75
Width 50.00
Depth 26.42
Gross Tonnage 3805.00
Net Tonnage 2123.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00014

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1948 (3918 gross - 2166 net).
History Launched as C1-M-AV1 class cargo vessel for U.S.Maritime Commission. Acquired by U.S. Navy on January 20, 1945 and commissioned on February 22, 1945. Arrived at Pearl Harbor on May 6, 1945 with cargo for Eniwetok, Saipan, and Guam. Returned to San Francisco on July 18, 1945; cleared there on August 13, with stops at Okinawa, Guam, Manus, Saipan, Eniwetok, and the Philippines. Returned to San Francisco on January 30, 1946, then sailed to Baltimore, MD, where she was decommissioned on April 2, 1946. Returned to Maritime Commission on April 4, 1946.
Disposition Foundered in position 18.35N x 66.29W, twenty miles off Puerto Rico after suffering a rupture below the waterline on December 14, 1972; nineteen of twenty-four man crew lost. Was on voyage Santo Domingo for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Build Information

Builder Froemming Brothers, Inc.
Place Built Milwaukee, WI
Date Built 1944-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CHATHAM (AK-169)1945-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
LINCOLN EXPRESS1963-00-001972-00-00PANAMA

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Maritime Commission1944-00-001945-00-00U.S.246561
U.S. Navy1945-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
U.S. Maritime Commission1946-00-001947-00-00U.S.246561
Koninklijke Nederlansche Stoomboot Maatschappij N.V.1947-00-001963-00-00NETHERLANDS
Bahamas Line1963-00-001972-00-00PANAMA