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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1906-07 as the passenger ship SS Camden at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME. for the Eastern Steam Ship Co.
Launched in 1907
Delivered in 1907 to Eastern Steam Ship Co.
Sold in 1936 to Colonial Line of the Colonial Navigation Co. renamed SS Comet
Purchased by the War Shipping Administration, 31 March 1942, at New York from Colonial Steamship Co.
Bare bottom chartered to the War Department, 31 March 1942
Commissioned USAT Comet, date unknown
Decommissioned, date unknown
Declared surplus to the needs of the War Department, 9 July 1947, at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, T.H.
Sold, 16 March 1948 to Asia Development Corp. (PD-X-426) for $24,769.00. towed to Shanghai, reflagged China, renamed SS Wansu
Final Disposition, scrapped at Hong Kong in 1950
Displacement 2,153 gross t.
Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Largest Boom Capacity unknown
Fuel Capacity unknown
three steam turbine engines
one propeller 5,000shp
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||Post card image of SS Comet or SS Arrow under way in the colors of the Colonial Steamship Co.
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