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USAT Seatrain Texas

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down, 28 July 1939, as the RO/RO dry cargo ship SS Seatrain Texas at Sun Shipbuilding, Chester. PA. for the Seatrain Lines
  • Launched, 9 March 1940
  • Delivered, 22 May 1940, to Seatrain Lines
  • Acquired, 6 February 1942, by the War Shipping Administration from the Seatrain Lines on a bare bottom charter
  • Allocated, 6 February 1942, to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Re-delivered, 23 May 1946 to Seatrain Lines
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Spain, 30 May 1973, to Industrial Y Comercial De Levante, S.A.
    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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    Seatrain Texas 15k USAT Seatrain Texas in Convoy, date and location unknown  
    Merchant Service Seatrain Corp.
    Seatrain Texas 68k SS Seatrain Texas under way, date and location unknown  

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    "Daring Voyage of SS Seatrain Texas, Code Name: Treasure Ship", American Merchant Marine at War
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