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USAT Algonquin
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USAHS Algonquin (1943 - 1945)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Hospital Ship:
  • Laid down in 1926, as SS Algonquin at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News VA.
  • Launched, 9 September 1926
  • Delivered in December 1926 to her owners the Clyde Mallory Line
  • Transferred to the Agwilines Lines Inc. (Puerto Rico Line) in July 1940
  • Reacquired by Maritime Commission, 30 December 1941, for service as a troopship
  • Acquired by the War Department, 23 August 1942 for conversion to a hospital ship
  • Converted to a hospital ship at Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Acquired by the US Army Transportation Corps in January 1943, Commissioned USAHS Algonquin
  • During World War II USAHS Algonquin served in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Reconverted to a troopship in December 1945
  • From January 1946, she was employed to repatriate American troops and Italian war brides from Europe
  • Withdrawn from service in June 1946 and laid up in the National Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Reacquired, 22 July 1946, by Agwilines Lines Inc. under a General Agency Agreement
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 January 1947, Brunswick, GA.
  • Transferred, under tow by Moran Towing and Transportation Co. from Brunswick GA. 6-19 April 1949, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 January 1957 to Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, MD. (PD-X-528, dated 21 November 1956) for $211,456.00, withdrawn, 9 January 1957
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,946 t.
    Length 317' 5"
    Beam 55'
    Draft 20'
    Speed 15 kts.
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Hospital Staff
    Officers unknown
    Nurses unknown
    Enlisted Men unknown
    Patient Capacity 500
    Propulsion
    two Newport News geared steam turbines
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Merchant Service Clyde-Mallory Lines
    Algonquin 136k Images of SS Algonquin under way in the service of the Clyde-Mallory Line, circa 1926-1940.  
    Algonquin 136k
    Algonquin 136k
    Algonquin 58k Clyde-Mallory Line advertisement featuring SS Algonquin, circa 1926-1940.  
    USAHS Algonquin
    Algonquin 16k USAT Algonquin under way at Charleston, S.C. date unknown.
    US Army Signal Corps Photo.
     
    USAT Algonquin
    Algonquin 43k USAT Algonquin arriving at New York with Italian war brides, circa 1946
    US Army Signal Corps Photo.
     

    USAT Algonquin and USAHS Algonquin histories are from "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles, Published by The Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947
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