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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:
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sold for scrapping, 23 October 1964 (PD-X-678 dated 28 September 1964) to Zidell Explorations Inc., for $50,779.79, withdrawn, 2 November 1964
|Campaign and Dates
|Western New Guinea operation, 9 to 15 July 1943
Morotai landings, 8 October 1944
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
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
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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