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USAT General Frank M. Coxe


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Transport:
  • Laid, 16 July 1921, as the stern wheel river steamer General Frank M. Coxe by Charles Ward Engineering Works, Charleston, W. Va., for the US War Department
  • Launched, 3 March 1922
  • Delivered, 22 November 1922, to the US War Department
  • USAT General Frank M. Coxe was assigned to provide transportation service to the military bases in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Decommissioned as surplus in 1947
  • Purchased by Golden Gate Scenic Steamship Line in 1947, renamed SS General Frank M. Coxe
  • Converted to a showboat in the 1950s, renamed Pattaya Princess
  • Converted to a floating restaurant in 2007, renamed The Sherman
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 175 dwt
    Length 144'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 9'
    Speed 16 mph
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one steam engine
    two Ward WT boilers
    single shaft, 1,050ihp

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    USAT General Frank M. Coxe
    General Frank M. Coxe 154k Post launch of USAT General Frank M. Coxe, 3 March 1922, on the Kanawha River at Charles Ward Engineering Works, Charleston, W. Va.
    West Virginia University - West Virginia On View
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    General Frank M. Coxe 11k USAT General Frank M. Coxe calls at Alcatraz circa 1935
    Bureau of Prisons photo
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    General Frank M. Coxe 8k USAT General Frank M. Coxe docked at Fort McDowell, Angel Island CA, during WWII Tommy Trampp
    Commercial Service
    General Frank M. Coxe 427k Gray Line brochure featuring ex-USAT General Frank M. Coxe) operated by Golden Gate Scenic Steamship Line offering tours of San Francisco Bay, circa 1947. Tommy Trampp
    General Frank M. Coxe 197k SS General Frank M. Coxe) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    General Frank M. Coxe 82k SS General Frank M. Coxe) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    General Frank M. Coxe 35k The Sherman (ex-USAT General Frank M. Coxe) prior to restoration, with a dummy paddle wheel constructed on the port side Tommy Trampp
    General Frank M. Coxe 10k The Sherman (ex-USAT General Frank M. Coxe) in her current configuration as a floating restaurant. Tommy Trampp

    USAT General Frank M. Coxe
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