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Friday, November 25, 2011


Louis A. Sengteller (1846-1889) had a career with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.  He created the first detailed charts of the coast of California and Oregon.
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This Liberty of which was a freighter had an Emergency Hull no. of 2149.  She was built at: Permanente Metals Corporation, Yard No. 2.  Her keel was laid on August 24, 1943.  Launched on September 14, 1943.  Her Operator: Alaska Packers Association.

After the war the SS Louis A. Sengteller was sold to
ARGENTINA

1946 in Nov. she was sold to Cia. Argentina de Nav. Dodero, S.A. she displayed the Argentina Flag and name changed to Coracero......[which can be viewed in the pictures below]



1948 she was renamed to Arriero
1951 she was sold to Flota Agrentina de Vav de Ultamar and continued to display the Argentina Flag and kept the same name ....that being Arriero.
1961 she was sold to Empresa Lineas Maritimas Argentines and continued to display the Argentina Flag and kept the same name ...that being Arriero.
1963 she was sold to Melteni Cia. Nav., S.A. and displayed the Liberia and the name was changed to Akti.
1969....in the month of October  she was actually scrapped by Shipbreakers, Hirao of Japan.

By: Bud Shortridge