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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1938 as MV Aconcagua at Nakskov Skibs A/S, Nakskov, Denmark
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, date unknown
Offered by Chile to support the war effort
Purchased by the War Shipping Administration, 8 April 1943, from the Chilean Line for $2,000.000.00
Bare bottom chartered to the War Department, 8 April 1943
Converted to a troopship by Bethlehem-Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD. from August 1943 to February 1944
Commissioned USAT Aconcagua, date unknown
During World War II Aconcagua was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, date unknown
Returned to the War Shipping Administration in January 1946 at New York
Laid up, 4 August 1946, in the Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Moved, 12 July 1947 to Sun Shipyard, Chester, PA. for reconversion to merchant service
Sold, 14 August 1947, to the Republic of Turkey for $483,333.34
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 7,279 gross tons
Speed 15 kts.
Troopship Passenger Capacity 1,609
Cargo Capacity 52,650 cu. ft.
Cruise Radius 15,950 nm
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||USAT Aconcagua moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Army Signal Corps. photo
|Troopships of World War II
USAT Aconcagua 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
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