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USAT Evangeline

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built in 1926 as the Passenger/Cargo ship SS Evangeline by William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., PA. for Eastern Steamship Lines
  • Launched in 1926
  • Delivered in 1926
  • SS Evangeline operated the Boston Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service for the Eastern Steamship Lines until World War II
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 1 June 1942, from Eastern Steamship Lines
  • Chartered, 29 March 1943, by the War Department from the War Shipping Administration
  • USAT Evangline served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II
  • Reacquired, 19 February 1946, by Eastern Steamship Lines under a General Agency Agreement
  • Refitted and refinished at the Bethlehem Steel Corp shipyard and returned to passenger service in May 1947
  • Laid up 1948 to 1953
  • Sold in April 1954 to Volusia Steamship Co., Liberia, reflagged Panama
  • Sold in 1963 to the Chadade Steamship Co., renamed SS Yarmouth Castle, operated by Yarmouth Cruise Lines between Miami and Nassau
  • Final Disposition, burnt and sank, 12 November 1965
    Displacement 5,043 gross tons
    Length 365'
    Beam 56
    Draft unknown
    Speed 18 kts
    Officers unknown
    Crew unknown
    Armed Guard unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Size Image Description Source
    Merchant Service Eastern Steamship Lines
    Evangeline 258k Post card image of SS Evangeline under way, date and location unknown  
    Evangeline 47k Post card image of SS Evangeline under way, date and location unknown  
    Evangeline 36k SS Evangeline moored at pier 18 New York City, date unknown Eastern Steamship Co
    Evangeline 208k SS Yarmouth Castle under way, in 1964-65, location unknown  
    Evangeline 89k SS Yarmouth Castle on fire, 12 November 1965 Eastern Steamship Co

    USAT Evangeline history is from "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles, Published by The Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947
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    MARAD Vessel History Database

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