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(Trawler: t. 229 (gross); 1. 141'9"; b. 21'0"; dr. 10'6" (aft); s. 10 k.; cpl. 27)


A territory acquired by the United States from Russia in 1867. Alaska, located in the far northwestern corner of the North American continent and separated from the contiguous 48 states by Canada, was admitted to the Union as the 49th state in 1959.


The second Alaska (Id. No. 3035), a steam-powered fishing trawler built in 1881at Boothbay, Maine, was chartered by the Navy from the Fisheries Products Co., Wilmington, N.C., on 18 September 1918 and commissioned at the Charleston Navy Yard that same day. Converted for service as a minesweeper, she served in the Charleston area for the remainder of World War I and briefly thereafter. She was returned to her owner on 10 January 1919; and her name was struck from the Navy list that same day.

Published: Thu Jun 11 15:47:26 EDT 2015