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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

Hospital Ship:
  • 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 16 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sold for scrapping, 23 January 1957, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-528 dated 21 November 1956) for $428,878.87, Withdrawn 23 January 1957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
    Length 527'
    Beam 68'2"
    Draft 23'10"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Patient Capacity 964
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Cruise Radius 12,000 nm
    two boilers
    two turbine engines
    two propellers

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    USAHS Louis A. Milne
    Louis A. Milne 82k USAHS Louis A. Milne commissioning ceremony 16 March 1945, location unknown. View of the foredeck Louis A. Milne; the band is playing the national anthem while all personnel stand at attention and salute.
    US Army photo courtesy WW2 US Medical Research Centre
    Tommy Trampp
    Louis A. Milne 44k USAHS Louis A. Milne under way, date and location unknown.
    US Army Signal Corps. Photo courtesy
    Louis A. Milen 30k 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
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