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USAHS Louis A. Milne
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1919 as the cargo ship SS Lewis Luckenbach for the Luckenbach Steam Ship Co. Inc. at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy, MA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 8 May 1919 to the Luckenbach Steam Ship Co.
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 2 February 1942
Operated under contract by the Luckenbach Steam Ship Co. for the War Shipping Administration
Chartered, 17 May 1944, by the War Department for conversion to a hospital ship
Converted at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA. between 17 May 1944 and 18 March 1945
Commissioned USAHS Louis A. Milne in March 1945
During World War II USAHS Louis A Milne operated in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, in 1947
Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up, 27 February 1947, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1957, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-528 dated 21 November 1956) for $428,878.87, Withdrawn 23 January 1957
Displacement 9,953 gross tons
Speed 12 kts.
Patient Capacity 964
Fuel Capacities unknown
Cruise Radius 12,000 nm
two turbine engines
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USAHS Louis A. Milne
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US Army Signal Corps. Photo courtesy cardcow.com
||USAHS Louis A. Milne under way, date and location unknown
USAHS Louis A. Milne history is 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, Louis Luckenbach
MARAD Vessel History Database, Louis A. Milne
Model of SS Lewis Luckenbach
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