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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 1920 as the passenger/cargo ship SS Old North State for the US Shipping Board (SB 2585) at New York Shipbuilding, Camden N.J.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 21 October 1920, to the United States Mail Steamship Co.
Names changed to SS President Van Buren in 1922 when acquired by United States Lines
Purchased by Dollar Steamship Co. in 1924, name retained
Laid up at San Francisco in 1936
Returned to service in 1940 operated by American President Lines
President Fillmore was requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration (WSA), 9 February 1942, and operated by American President Lines as the WSA agent
During World War II SS President Fillmore was utilized for troop carrying primarily to Alaska
Purchased by the War Shipping Agency, 8 October 1943, for conversion to a hospital ship
Converted at Seattle-Tacoma Shipyard
Renamed USAHS Marigold
Marigold served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 8 June 1946, name revered to President Fillmore
Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 December 1947, to Kaiser Co. (PD-X-395 dated 5 September 1947) for $55,530.00, withdrawn 14 January 1948
Displacement 11,342 gross tons
Speed 12 kts.
212th Hospital Ship Complement
Patient Capacity 763
Fuel Capacities unknown
Cruise Radius 10,000 nm
Triple expansion steam engine
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||Model of New York Shipbuilding passenger/cargo ship SS President Fillmore
Photo from New York Shipbuilding web site
||USAHS Marigold under way, date an location unknown
Photo from Wikipedia web site
USAHS Marigold 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 - President Fillmore
MARAD Vessel History Database - Marigold
From "Handout" written by Commanding Officer, 212th Hospital Ship Complement, William H. Schowengerdt, Colonel, MC
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