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USAT Gatun

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1925 as the refrigerated cargo ship SS Gatun at Workman Clark, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Launched in 1925
  • Delivered in 1925 to Vaccaro Brothers & Co. flagged Honduras
  • Acquired, 28 May 1942, by the War Shipping Administration at New Orleans, LA. from Standard Fruit & Steamship Co.
  • Assigned, 28 Mary 1942, to Standard Fruit & Steamship Co., under a General Agency Agreement
  • Allocated, sub bare bottom charter, to the War Department, at New Orleans, LA., 7 April 1943
  • Assigned, 29 January 1946, to Standard Fruit & Steamship Co., under a General Agency Agreement
  • Redelivered, 4 July 1946, at Tampa, FL. to Standard Fruit & Steamship Co.
  • Laid up in 1958
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
    Displacement 3,362 gross tons
    Length 316'
    Beam 45'
    Draft 32'
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 3,100shp

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