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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
MV Blenheim

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

Spare Parts Depot Ship
  • Built in 1923 at Deutsche Werft A. G. Hamburg, Germany
  • SS Blenheim was confiscated by the War Shipping Administration by Executive Order, 31 December 1941, at San Juan, Puerto Rico and allocated, to the Waterman Steam Ship Co., under a General Agency Agreement
  • Reallocated to the War Department, 25 May 1945
  • Converted to a Spare Parts Depot Ship, location unknown
  • During World War II MV Blenheim was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Returned to the War Administration, 26 May 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 May 1948, to Walter W. Johnson (PD-X-443) for $41,500, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 19 January 1949
    Displacement 5,097 t. gross
    Length 398'
    Beam 53'
    Draft 38'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity 431,305 cu. ft.
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two 6-cyl Diesel engines
    two shafts, 2,320shp

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