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USAHS Blanche F. Sigman
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, 9 March 1943 as SS Stanford White a type EC2-S-C1 "Liberty Ship" under Maritime Commission Contract (MCE-738)at California Shipbuilding Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
Launched, 5 April 1943
Delivered, 17 April 1943, to the War Shipping Administration upon completion
Operated under a General Agency Agreement for the War Shipping Administration by United States Lines
Acquired by the War Department in 1943 for conversion to a hospital ship
Converted at Todd Shipbuilding Co., Hoboken, N.J. between late November 1943 to 30 June 1944
Commissioned USAHS Blanche F. Sigman, 30 June 1944
During World War II USAHS Blanche F. Sigman operated between the east coast of the United States and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater of Operations
Decommissioned in early April 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up, 22 November 1948, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.,
Declared surplus, 16 September 1949, by the US Army Department
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1974, to Mr. Max Wender (PD-X-970 dated 14 December 1973) for $145,115.00, Withdrawn 7 may 1974
Displacement 7,933 gross tons
Speed 11 kts.
Patient Capacity 828
Fuel Capacities unknown
Cruise Radius 17,000 nm
one triple expansion steam engine, 2,500hp
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
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USAHS Blanche F. Sigman
||USAHS Blanche F. Sigman moored pierside possibaly at Todd Shipbuilding Co., Hoboken, N.J. between late November 1943 to 30 June 1944,
during her conversion to a hospital ship.
||USAHS Blanche F. Sigman moored pierside, date and location unknown
USAHS Blanche F. Sigman history is from "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles, Published by The Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947
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