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Lost to enemy action, 15 April 1942

USAT General John McE. Hyde

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

  • Laid, 18 July 1921, as the ferry General John McE. Hyde by Charles Ward Engineering Works, Charleston, W. Va., for the US War Department
  • Launched, 1 March 1922
  • Delivered, 1 November 1922, to the US War Department
  • USAT General John McE. Hyde was assigned to provide transportation service at Manila Bay under administrative command of the US Army Coastal Artillery Corps.
  • Final Disposition, sunk by Japanese artillery at Corregidor, 15 April 1942
    Displacement 539 t.
    Length 144'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 9'
    Speed 16 mph
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one steam engine
    two Ward WT boilers
    single shaft, 1,050ihp

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