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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 - 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Withdrawn, 26 April 1948, from the Astoria Reserve Fleet and delivered to Great Lakes Transit Corp.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
Speed 12 kts.
Cruise Radius unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 1,600 shp
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||SS Duluth underway on the Great Lakes in merchant service for the Great Lakes Transit Corp., circa 1916-1942.
HCGL /Main Image ID 001467
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There is no history record available for USAMRS Duluth at NavSource
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