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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Miscellaneous Unclassified Storage Ship:
Laid down, 8 February 1943 as SS William B. Allison, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 724) at California Ship Building Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
Launched, 8 March 1943
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 24 March 1943, managed by Waterman Steamship Corp, Mobile, AL.
Torpedoed off Okinawa, 25 May 1945, towed to Okinawa and declared a total loss
Acquired by the US Navy, 30 July 1945, placed in service as Gamage (IX-227), for use as a floating storage for lubricants and drummed petroleum products at Ulithi
Placed out of service, 8 February 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Returned Maritime Commission in April 1946, name reverted to SS William B. Allison
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 February 1948, to China Merchants & Engineers, Inc., scrapped in 1949
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,250 t.(fl)
Length 441' 7"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 27' 7" (max)
Cruising Radius 17,000 miles
triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single propeller, 2,500shp
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