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USAT Colorado


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


  • Built in 1919-20 as the laker cargo ship SS Lake Galisteo at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc, WI
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in June 1920
  • Named changed to SS Colorado in 1924
  • Purchased in 1924 by Agwilines Inc.
  • Acquired, 25 March 1942, at New York, N.Y., by the War Shipping Administration from Agwilines Inc.
  • Allocated, sub bare bottom charter, 30 November 1942, to the War Department
  • Redelivered, 17 February 1946 to Agwilines Inc. at Shanghai, China
  • Sold to a Chinese interest in August 1946, reflagged China, renamed SS Hai Dean
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1954
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,689 gross t.
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 26'
    Speed unknown
    Radius unknown
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity 162,727 cu ft
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    one propeller 1,550shp

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