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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
SS Marymar


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.
  • Launched 1919
  • 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 (PD-X-237) for $13,668.41, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 28 February 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,847 t. gross
    Length 409'6"
    Beam 54'2"
    Draft 27' 1"
    Speed 10.2 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity 511,332 cu ft
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one steam turbine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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