Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down in 1930 as the refrigerated cargo ship SS Cefalu at Workman Clark, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Launched in 1930
Delivered in 1930 to Vaccaro Brothers & Co. flagged Honduras
Acquired, 19 May 1942, by the War Shipping Administration at New Orleans, LA. from Standard Fruit & Steamship Co.
Allocated, sub bare bottom charter, to the War Department, at New York, N.Y., 24 July 1943
Redelivered, 29 December 1945, at New Orleans to Standard Fruit & Steamship Co.
Displacement 5,228 gross tons
Speed 16 kts.
Cargo Capacity refrigerated 327,886 cu ft.
Cruise Radius unknown
one 4-cyl steam engine
|Click On Image |
For Full Size Image
||Oil on canvas portrait of SS Cefalu at Deire St. Wharf in New Orleans, January 1957.
Painted by Joseph Wilhelm (1920-2003)
|Photo ©J. Russell Jinishian Gallery Inc.
There is no history record for USAT Cefalu available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|