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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Champaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down in 1907 as the Passenger ship SS Lurline at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
Launched, 11 January 1908
Delivered to Matson Navigation Co., 18 March 1908
Acquired by the Alaska Packers Association Inc., date unknown, renamed SS Chirikof
Chartered by the War Shipping Administration in July 1940
Re-delivered to the Alaska Packers Association Inc. in April 1941
Reacquired by the War Shipping Administration, 12 June 1942 and chartered to the War Department US Army Transportation Corp., Commissioned USAT Chirikof
Decommissioned in January 1946 at Seattle, WA.
Transferred, 6 February 1946 to the War Shipping Administration at Seattle.
Re-delivered, 12 March 1946 to the Alaska Packers Association Inc.
Renamed SS Radnik in 1947
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1953
Displacement 6,509 gross tons
Speed 11 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity 1,290
Cargo Capacity 218,079 cu. ft.
Cruise Radius 10,600 nm
two oil-fired geared steam turbines, 2,500 shp
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||USAT Chirikof moored pierside, date and location unknown
||Troopships of World War II
USAT Chirikof 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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