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USAT Cefalu

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
    Length 381'
    Beam 53'
    Draft 30'
    Speed 16 kts.
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Cargo Capacity refrigerated 327,886 cu ft.
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 4-cyl steam engine
    single shaft

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    Merchant Service
    Cefalu 63k 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.

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