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USAT Aconcagua

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
    Length 440'6"
    Beam 58'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 15 kts.
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity 1,609
    Cargo Capacity 52,650 cu. ft.
    Cruise Radius 15,950 nm
    Propulsion Diesel
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    USAT Aconcagua
    Aconcagua 110k 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
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