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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
Built in 1924-25 as the passenger ship MV Seminole for the Clyde Steamship Co. Inc. at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News VA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 19 August 1925 to the Clyde Steamship Co.
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 29 March 1943 under a General Agency Agreement from Agwilines Inc.
Chartered, 22 May 1943, by the War Department for conversion to a hospital ship
Converted at Atlantic Basin Iron Works during May and June 1943
Commissioned USAHS Seminole in June 1943
During World War II USAHS Seminole operated primarily in the Mediterranean area
Decommissioned, in October 1945, at New York
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 31 January 1946, at Lee Hall, VA. for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 February 1952, to Bethlehem Steel (PD-X-509 dated 17 January 1952) for $166,000.00
Displacement 5,896 gross tons
Speed 14 kts.
Patient Capacity 454
Fuel Capacities unknown
Cruise Radius 6,700 nm
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||Pen and ink drawing of the Clyde Steamship Lines MV Seminole under way, date unknown.|
||USAHS Seminole moored pierside, date and location unknown.|
Photo from Troopships of World War II
USAHS Seminole 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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