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USAT Franklin S. Leisenring

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Passenger and Auto Ferry:
  • Built in 1910 as the ferry Sioux at Moran Co., Seattle, WA., for the Puget Sound Navigation Co
  • Launched in 1910
  • Delivered in December 1910, to Puget Sound Navigation Co. for operation on Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Renamed Olympic in 1924
  • Transferred to the US Army 1941, renamed USAT Franklin S. Leisenring
  • During World War II USAT Franklin S. Leisenring was assigned to the Panama Canal Zone
  • Following World War II USAT Franklin S. Leisenring was sold to a Dutch Guiana company for service out of Paramaribo on the Surinam River
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 466 gross tons
    Length 148'3"
    Beam 24'2"
    Draft 14'8"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Passenger Capacity, unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 4-cyl compound steam engine
    single shaft

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    Franklin S. Leisenring 225k Post Card image of the ferry SS Sioux under way in 1911 in Puget Sound. Wikipedia

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