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USAT George F. Downey

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Oil Tanker:
  • Built in 1921 as SS Lake Miraflores at Saginaw Shipbuilding Co. Saginaw, MI.
  • Launched in 1921
  • Delivered in April 1921 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Name changed, date unknown, to SS George F. Downey
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corp, date unknown
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 5 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, to Franklin Shipwrecking co., (PD-X-377 dated 11 July 1947, delivered, 27 October 1947
    Displacement 2,702 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    one screw, 1,500shp

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