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USAT Puebla

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 the passenger ship SS Orinoco at Bremer Vulcan, Vegesak, Germany
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in 1928
  • Sold, date unknown, to Mexican owners, renamed MV Puebla
  • Leased, date unknown, by International Shipping Co.
  • Acquired, 28 March 1942, by the War Shipping Administration from the International Shipping Co. at Tampico, Mex. as a sub bare bottom charter
  • Assigned, 28 March 1942, to Moore McCormack Lines under a General Agency Agreement
  • Allocated, 15 November 1942, to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Delivered, 5 June 1946, the War Shipping Administration Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Assigned, 9 May 1946, to Dichman, Wright & Pugh under a General Agency Agreement
  • Re-delivered, 7 September 1946 to T.N. Epiphaniades for the International Shipping Co.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 9,660 t.(gross)
    Length 484'
    Beam 61'
    Draft 38'
    Speed unknown
    Complement and Troop Accommodations
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two 8-cyl diesel engines
    two propellers, 6,800hp

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