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USAT Thomas Corwin

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down, 19 February 1943, as SS Thomas Corwin a Maritime Commission type EC2-S-C1 hull (Liberty ship) under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 531) at Premanente Metals Richmond Yard One, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 19 February 1943
  • Delivered, 5 April 1943, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Allocated, 5 April 1943, to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • During World War II USAT Thomas Corwin was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western New Guinea operation, 9 to 15 July 1943
    Morotai landings, 8 October 1944
  • Delivered, 18 December 1946, to the Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 October 1964 (PD-X-678 dated 28 September 1964) to Zidell Explorations Inc., for $50,779.79, withdrawn, 2 November 1964
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity 7,160DWT
    non-refrigerated 451,000 Cu ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 13,500 Bbls
    Diesel 2,010 bbls
    one vertical tripe-expansion steam engine
    two header-type boilers, 220psi 450° Ship's Service Generators
    one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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