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USAHS Seminole

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:
  • 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
    Length 402'2"
    Beam 54'
    Draft 18'7"
    Speed 14 kts.
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Patient Capacity 454
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Cruise Radius 6,700 nm
    Diesel engine
    single propeller

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    Merchant Service
    Seminole 78k Pen and ink drawing of the Clyde Steamship Lines MV Seminole under way, date unknown.
    USAHS Seminole
    Seminole 142k 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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