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USAT Chirikof

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
    Length 437'
    Beam 53'
    Draft 25'6"
    Speed 11 kts
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    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
    1,900 KW
    twin shafts

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    USAT Chirkof
    Chirikof 103k 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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