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USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston
USAHS Jarrett M. Huddleston (1944 - 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, 18 August 1942 as SS Samuel F. B. Morse a type EC2-S-C1 "Liberty Ship" under Maritime Commission Contract (MCE-331) at Kaiser Permanente No. 2, Richmond CA.
  • Launched, 28 September 1942
  • Delivered, 9 October 1942 to the War Shipping Administration upon completion
  • Operated under a General Agency Agreement for the War Shipping Administration by Moore McCormack Lines. Inc.
  • Purchased, 22 November 1943, by the War Department for conversion to a hospital ship
  • Converted at Brewer Drydock Co., New York between November 1943 and August 1944
  • Commissioned USAHS Jarrett M. Huddleston in August 1944
  • During World War II USAHS Jarrett M. Huddleston operated between the east coast of the United States and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater of Operations
  • Decommissioned as a hospital ship in December 1945
  • Altered at New York for transporting military dependents between New York and European ports
  • Commissioned as USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston in 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, 27 February 1970, to Cantieri Navli, Genoa, Italy
    Displacement 7,933 gross tons
    Length 441'6"
    Beam 56'10"
    Draft 24'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Patient Capacity 589
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Cruise Radius 17,000 nm
    two boilers
    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.
    single propeller

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    Jerrett M. Huddleston 26k USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston moored pierside, date and location unknown.  
    Jerrett M. Huddleston 33k USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston passenger booklet  

    USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston and USAHS Jarrett M. Huddleston 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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