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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1921 as SS Illinois at Texas Steamship Co. Bath, ME.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, 2 July 1921
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 21 February 1942, from The Texas Co.
Time Chartered, 21 February 1942, to the Texas Co.
Bare bottom chartered in 1943 to the US Army Transportation Corp.
Returned to The Texas Co, date unknown
Stranded, 12 November 1945, at Peril Strait, AK.
Declared at total loss, 11 December 1945
Sold, 9 April 1946 to Compania Interacional, De Vapores, reflagged Panama, renamed SS Burcross
Name changed in 1950 to SS Rodestar
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1955
Displacement 6,448 gross tons
Speed 10 kts.
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
one screw, 3,000shp
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