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USAT State of Virginia

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 Chesapeake Bay steamer SS State of Virginia at Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, DE. for Seaboard Bay Line
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in 1923 to Seaboard Bay Line
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Baltimore Steam Packet Co.
  • Purchased, 1 April 1942, by the War Shipping Administration from the Baltimore Steam Packet Co.
  • Allocated, 1 April 1942, to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Delivered, 18 February 1947, to the Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 February 1952 (PD-X-509 dated 17 January 1952) to Bethlehem Steel Corp., for $51,900.00, withdrawn, 24 February 1952
    Displacement 1,783 t.(gross)
    Length 320'
    Beam 57'
    Draft 19'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Passenger Accommodations 524
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    one 4-cyl reciprocating steam engine
    four single end boilers
    one propeller, 2,850hp

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