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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)
Beam 69' 6"
Draft 26' 6"
Speed 18.6 kts.
Cargo Capacity 5,200 DWT
non-refrigerated 125,000 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
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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