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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
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 1918-19 as the cargo ship SS Colorado Springs by Skinner & Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA.
Delivered in 1919
Name changed to SS Marymar, date unknown
Acquired, 30 December 1941 by the War Shipping Administration from Calmar Steam Ship Co.
Operated as a Time Charter from, 30 December 1941 to 28 July 1945, by Calmar Steam Ship Co.
SS Marymar sailed with convoy SC 153 from Halifax, Nova Scotia, 13 February 1944 for Liverpool, arriving, 2 March 1944
SS Marymar participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944
Purchased by the War Shipping Administration from Calmar Steam Ship Co., 28 July 1945, for $257,000.00
Assigned to the War Department, 28 July 1945, as a Bare Bottom Charter
Converted to a to a Spare Parts Depot Ship, location unknown
Commissioned, date unknown
During World War II SS Marymar was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 19 February 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 December 1946, to Hagles Sales Corp. (PD-X-237) for $13,668.41, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 28 February 1947
Displacement 6,847 t. gross
Draft 27' 1"
Speed 10.2 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity 511,332 cu ft
one steam turbine
single propeller, 2,500shp
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