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Career (United States)
Name: USS Alameda (proposed)
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Completed: 1883
Acquired: Never
Commissioned: Never
Fate: Burned at a pier in Seattle, Washington, 28 November 1931
Notes: Registered with Identification Number (Id. No.) 1432 for potential U.S. Navy service
General characteristics
Type: Steamer
Displacement: 5,000 tons
Length: 332 ft 5 in (101.32 m)
Beam: 41 ft (12 m)
Draft: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Installed power: 3,500 indicated horsepower
Propulsion: Steam engine, one shaft
Speed: 15 knots
Crew: 52

Note: This ship should not be confused with the motorboat Alameda, considered for World War I service as USS Alameda (SP-1040), but also never acquired or commissioned.

USS Alameda (ID-1432) was the proposed designation for an steamer that never actually served in the United States Navy.

SS Alameda was built as a commercial steamer in 1883 by the William Cramp and Sons at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the participation of the United States in World War I, the U.S. Navy's 13th Naval District inspected her for possible World War I service, and she was registered accordingly with the naval registry Identification Number (ID. No.) 1432. However, the Navy appears never to have acquired or commissioned her.

Alameda remained in commercial use until she burned at a pier in Seattle, Washington, on 28 November 1931.

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