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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,702 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Complement
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    one screw, 1,500shp

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