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USAT Yarmouth

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built in 1926 as the Passenger/Cargo ship SS Yarmouth by William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., PA. for Nova Scotia Steamship Co.
  • Launched in 1927
  • Delivered in September 1927, to Eastern Steamship Lines Inc.
  • SS Yarmouth operated the Boston Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service for the Eastern Steamship Lines until World War II
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 9 May 1942, from Eastern Steamship Lines as a bare bottom charter
  • Assigned, 9 May 1942, to Eastern Steamship Lines under a General Agency Agreement
  • Sub bare bottom charter, 28 July 1942, by the War Department Transportatin Corps. from the War Shipping Administration
  • Assigned, 12 February 1946, by Eastern Steamship Lines under a General Agency Agreement
  • Redelivered, 1 July 1946, to Eastern Steamship Linds
  • Laid up 1948 to 1953
  • Sold in April 1954 to E. Lester Fraser, operating as McCormick Shipping Corporation and later as Eastern Shipping Corporation, reflagged Panama
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1979
    Displacement 5,043 gross tons
    Length 365'
    Beam 56
    Draft unknown
    Speed 18 kts
    Officers unknown
    Crew unknown
    Armed Guard unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacityunknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    USAT Yarmouth
    Yarmouth 80k USAT Yarmouth Moored pierside, date and location unknown.  
    Merchant Service Eastern Steamship Lines
    Yarmouth 149k SS Yarmouth under way, pre-World War II, date and location unknown  
    Yarmouth 84k SS Yarmouth Moored pierside at Seattle, Wa., 1962  

    USAT Yarmouth history is from "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles, Published by The Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947
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