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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down, date unknown, as a nightboat SS Chester W. Chapin at Maryland Steel, Sparrows Point, MD. for the New Haven Steamship Co.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 2 December 1899, to the New Haven Steamship Co.
Sold, date unknown, to Colonial Navigation Co.
Name changed, date unknown, to SS Meteor
Purchased, 31 March 1942, by the War Shipping Administration from the Colonial Navigation Co. for $233,000.00
Allocated, date unknown, to the War Department, Transportation Corps. as a bare bottom charter
Delivered in 1946 to the War Shipping Administration Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 February 1947, to Abe Krause, (PD-X-297 dated 7 February 1947) for $55,000.00
Displacement 2,368 t.(gross)
Complement and Troop Accommodations
Cargo Capacity unknown
Fuel Capacity unknown
two triple expansion reciprocating steam engines
four boilers, 175lbs
two propellers, 4,200hp
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MARAD Vessel History Database
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