SS Aconcagua

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SS Aconcagua
Name SS Aconcagua
Completed 1938
In service 1938
Fate unknown not to be confused with earlier namesake renamed Khedive Ismail
General characteristics
Type Passenger Liner
Tonnage 7,279 tons
Length 440 feet
Depth 12 feet 7½ inches
Speed 16 knots


Built for a Chilean company, the South American Steamship Company, and used on the New York to Chile route via the Panama Canal. Along with her sister ships the Copiapo and Imperial, Aconcagua was taken over by the US government in 1943 and used as a troopship.

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