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USS West Point (AP-23) underway at sea, circa in 1943 (80-G-71251).jpg

Type passenger ship, cargo ship
IMO number 5014123
Built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
Launch date
Completion date
Length overall 220.4 m (241 yd)
Beam 28.4 m (31 yd)
Draft 10 m (10.9 yd)
Gross register tonnage 26454 register tons
Deadweight tonnage 14,330 t (31,821,198.00 lb)
English: SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines and designed by the noted naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most notably in passenger service as the SS America, and as the Greek-flagged SS Australis for Chandris. In 1941, she carried two Nazi spies from the Duquesne Spy Ring in her crew: Erwin Wilhelm Siegler and Franz Joseph Stigler. Both men were charged by the FBI with espionage and sentenced to 10 years and 16 years' imprisonment, respectively. (source: en.wikipedia)


Name: SS America

Owner: US Navy.
Name: USS West Point

Owner: United States Lines.
Name: SS America

Owner: Chandris Group.
Name: Australis

Owner: Venture Cruises.

Owner: Chandris Group.
Name: Italis

Owner: Intercommerce Corporation.
Name: SS Noga

Owner: Silver Moon Ferries.
Name: Alferdos

Name: American Star

Place: Fuerteventura.

S.S. America 
ocean liner built in 1940
USS West Point (AP-23) underway at sea, circa in 1943 (80-G-71251).jpg
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Instance ofocean liner
Call sign
  • WEDI
  • Chandris Line (1964, 1978)
Location of final assembly
Yard number
  • 369
Service entry
  • 1940
Gross tonnage
  • 26,353
  • 28.4 m
  • 8.84 m
  • 220.14 m
  • 24.5 kn
28° 20′ 44.99″ N, 14° 10′ 49.8″ W
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