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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
Speed 18 kts
Armed Guard unknown
Troopship Passenger Capacityunknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
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||USAT Yarmouth Moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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Eastern Steamship Lines
||SS Yarmouth under way, pre-World War II, date and location unknown
||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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