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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1939 as the Passenger/Cargo ship MV Cristobal for the Panama Canal R.R. Co. at Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 22 July 1925
Delivered, 11 August 1939 to the Panama Canal R.R. Co.
Custody transferred to the War Department, 7 January 1942
Altered for troopship service at Atlantic Basin Iron Works and Bethlehem Steel at New York in January 1942
Outside of one voyage to Australia USAT Cristobal's entire military service was between the United States and Europe
Re-delivered in January 1946 to the Panama Canal R.R. Co.
Sold for scrapping, 10 November 1981, to Consolidated Andy Inc., Brownsville, TX. (PD-X-1041) for $205,140.00, scrapped in the Spring of 1983
Displacement 10,021 gross tons
Speed 17 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity 1,768
Cargo Capacity 42,900 cu ft
Cruise Radius 20,000 nm
two Diesel engines
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|Merchant Service Pre and Post World War II
||Pen and ink drawing of MV Cristobal under way.
||MV Cristobal moored pierside at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, date unknown.
||Photo celebrating MV Cristobal's 43 years of service
||USAT Cristobal under way, date and location unknown.
USAT Cristobal history is from "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles, Published by The Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
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