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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
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Withdrawn from service in June 1946 and laid up in the National Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.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 (PD-X-528, dated 21 November 1956) for $211,456.00, withdrawn, 9 January 1957
Displacement 5,946 t.
Length 317' 5"
Speed 15 kts.
Enlisted Men unknown
Patient Capacity 500
two Newport News geared steam turbines
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||Images of SS Algonquin under way in the service of the Clyde-Mallory Line, circa 1926-1940.
||Clyde-Mallory Line advertisement featuring SS Algonquin, circa 1926-1940.
||USAT Algonquin under way at Charleston, S.C. date unknown.
US Army Signal Corps Photo.
||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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
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