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USAT Frederick Lykes

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid in 1939 down as Sea Hound, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 39) for the US Maritime Commission at Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched in 1940
  • Delivered, 11 April 1940, to Lykes Bros Steamship Co.
  • Acquired, 21 March 1942, by the War Shipping Administration for Lykes Bros Steamship Co.
  • Assigned, 1 July 1943, on a sub bare bottom charter to the US War Department, US Army Transportation Corp.
  • Converted to a troop ship at Todd Shipbuilding, N.Y.
  • Returned, 13 February 1946, to the War Shipping Administration and re-delivered to Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. the same day
  • Sold, 15 April 1965, to Sperling Steamship and Trading Co., renamed SS Harbor Hills
  • Renamed, 22 October 1965, SS Kings Point
  • Sold, 22 December 1970, to Pinedale Shipping Inc. (Sold by US Marshals for the District Count, Southern District New York
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 June 1971, to Li Chong Steel & Iron Co., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Displacement 7,000 t.(lt) 15,1250 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 18.6 kts.
    Officers 62
    Enlisted 514
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 140
    Enlisted 2,148
    Cargo Capacity 5,200 DWT
    non-refrigerated 125,000 Cu ft
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 11,935 Bbls
    one steam turbine engine
    two "D"-type boilers, 520psi 765°
    double Main Reduction Gears
    four 300Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    USAT Frederick Lykes history is from "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles, Published by The Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    The C3 Cargo Ship, Sub-Designs and Conversions

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