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USAT City of Lowell
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1893 as the Passenger/Cargo ship SS City of Lowell at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
Launched, 21 November 1893
Delivered 2 July 1894 to the Norwich and New York Transportation Co.'s Norwich Line
SS City of Lowell operated by the New York and New England Railroad provided overnight steamer service between New York and New London, CT.
Placed out of service circa 1939 for scrapping
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 6 June 1942, from Northern Metals Co.
Purchased by the War Department, 29 November 1943 for $178,000.00
Towed to New York to serve as barracks ship at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
Delivered, 7 December 1945, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Declared surplus by the War Shipping Administration, 28 January 1946
Sold for scrapping, 10 September 1946, to Potomac Shipwrecking Co., Washington, D.C. (PD-X-207) for $2,728.00, withdrawn 15 November 1946
Displacement 2,975 gross tons
Speed 19 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
Two Triple expansion steam engine 4,650 ihp
six single ended Scotch boilers
two 70 hp electric dynamos
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||SS City of Lowell under way, date and location unknown.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
SS City of Lowell, Wikipedia
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