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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 466 gross tons
    Length 148'3"
    Beam 24'2"
    Draft 14'8"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Passenger Capacity, unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one 4-cyl compound steam engine
    single shaft

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

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