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USAT Sea Cat


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


  • Laid down in August 1943 as SS Sea Cat a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) cargo ship under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 278) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., South San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered, 25 August 1943, to the War Shipping Administration and allocated to the War Department as a bare bottom charter
  • Commissioned USAT Sea Cat in August 1943
  • During World War II USAT Sea Cat was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Converted to a troopship by the US Army San Francisco Port of Embarkation Marine Repair Shop, from October 1943 to February 1944
  • Returned, 30 September 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Delivered, 13 April 1948, to Luckenbach Steam Ship Co. under a General Agency Agreement
  • Sold, 11 March 1949 to Luckenbach Steam Ship Co., renamed SS Lena Luckenbach
  • Sold, 1 April 1968, to Overseas Carriers Corp., renamed SS Overseas Lena
  • Renamed, 4 April 1969, SS Overseas Eva
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1971, to Dah Yung Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,576 gross t.
    Length 496'11"
    Beam 59'4"
    Draft 27'
    Speed 15 kts
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Passenger Capacity 1,500
    Cargo Capacity 210,169 cu ft
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    two Diesel engines
    two shafts

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