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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

Marine Repair Ship:
  • Built in 1903 as the cargo ship SS Duluth by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered in December 1903 to Western Transit Co.
  • acquired by Great Lakes Transit Corp in 1916
  • Title acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 24 June 1942, from the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Allocated to the War Department Transportation Corp., 19 April 1943
  • Modified for service as a Marine Repair Ship, dates and location unknown
  • USAMRS Duluth was operated by a Coast Guard crew with administrative control retained by the Army
  • USAMRS Duluth was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II
  • Delivered by the War Department, 1 April 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
  • Purchased, 17 July 1947, by the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Withdrawn, 26 April 1948, from the Astoria Reserve Fleet and delivered to Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Resold in July 1947, by the Peninsula Packers, converted to a cannery ship
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Japan, in June 1955
    Displacement 4,369 t. gross
    Length 390'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 30'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,600 shp

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    Duluth 55k SS Duluth underway on the Great Lakes in merchant service for the Great Lakes Transit Corp., circa 1916-1942.
    HCGL /Main Image ID 001467
    Bowling Green State University-Great Lakes Vessels Online

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