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E. A. Poe

 

Variation of former name.

 

(IX-103: dp. 14,500 (f.); l. 441'6"; b. 56'11"; dr. 28'4"; cpl. 293; a. 1 4", 1 3")

 

E. A. Poe (IX-103) formerly Edgar Allen Poe, was chartered by the Navy in 1942. taken over after being damaged and losing use of her engine, 30 August 1943. She was employed as a dry storage ship being towed among the islands of the southwest Pacific, issuing provisions to them as well as to ships and small craft in the area. She was placed in service on 23 February 1945 and out of service on 15 March 1946 when returned to her owner. She was stricken from the Navy List on 28 March 1946.