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USAMRS J.E. Gorman


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 1908-09 as the package boat SS North Lake by Great Lakes Engineering Works, St Clair, MI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered in April 1909 to Mutual Transit Co.
  • Sold to the Great Lakes Transit Crop. in 1916, renamed SS J.E. Gorman
  • Title acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 21 July 1942, from the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Allocated to the War Department, 16 March 1943
  • Modified for service as a Marine Repair Ship, dates and location unknown
  • USAMRS J.E. Gorman was operated by a Coast Guard crew with administrative control retained by the Army
  • USAMRS J.E. Gorman was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II
  • Delivered by the War Department, 29 March 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Purchased, 29 December 1947, by the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Withdrawn, 29 December 1947, from the Olympia Reserve Fleet and delivered to Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Resold in 1948 to Panagua Steamship Co., Inc., Panama, renamed SS Adelaide reflagged Panama
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in Japan in 1955
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,021 t. gross
    Length 359'
    Beam 46'
    Draft 30'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,800 shp

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    J.E. Gorman 34k SS J. E. Gorman underway on the Great Lakes in merchant service for the Great Lakes Transit Corp., circa 1916-1942.
    HCGL /Main Lake carriers Assoc. Image ID 004036
    Bowling Green State University-Great Lakes Vessels Online

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