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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1931 as SS Borinquen at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 20 February 1931, to New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. a subsidiary of Agwilines Inc.
Allocated to the War Department, 31 December 1941 for transporting Corps of Engineers personnel
Bare bottom chartered to the Transportation Corps, 6 May 1944
Throughout her service USAT Borinquen operated in the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater of Operations
Redelivered to the War Shipping Administration (WSA), 5 February 1946, as surplus to the needs of the Army
Simultaneously redelivered by WSA to her owners, Agwilines, Inc.
Renamed SS Puerto Rico in 1949
Renamed SS Arosa Star in 1954, reflagged Panama
Renamed SS Bahama Star in 1959
Renamed SS La Janelie in 1969
Final Disposition, wrecked in 1970
Displacement 7,114 gross tons
Speed 16 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity 1,289
Cargo Capacity 35,700 cu. ft.
Cruise Radius 7,000 nm
Propulsion steam turbine
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||Porto Rico Steamship Co. poster advertising their service to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in 1947
Photo from Maritime Timetable Images.com
||USAT Borinquen moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Army Signal Corps. photo
|Troopships of World War II
USAT Borinquen 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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