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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1931 as the Passenger ship SS Florida by Newport News Ship Building an Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA. for Peninsular & Occidental Steamship Co.
Launched in 1931
Delivered in 1931
SS Florida operated the Miami to Havana service for the Peninsular & Occidental until World War II
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 1 January 1942, from Peninsular & Occidental at Havana, Cuba
Redelivered, 17 July 1946, Peninsular & Occidental Steamship Co.
Refitted and refinished and returned to passenger service
Sold in September 1955 to a Liberian owner, reflagged Panama
Sold in 1967 to a Montreal owner, refurbished as a luxury floating hotel, renamed La Palais Flotant
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1968
Displacement 4,945 gross tons
Speed 10.5 kts
Armed Guard unknown
Troopship Passenger Capacityunknown
Cargo Capacity 105,200 cu ft
Cruise Radius unknown
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||Post card image of SS Florida moving up the channel at Miami, FL, as she arrives from Cuba, date unknown.
||Painting of SS Florida under way, date and location unknown.
||Stern view of SS Florida date and location unknown.
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