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USAT Meteor


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Transport:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,368 t.(gross)
    Length 312'
    Beam 64'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Complement and Troop Accommodations
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    two triple expansion reciprocating steam engines
    four boilers, 175lbs
    two propellers, 4,200hp

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