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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Withdrawn, 29 December 1947, from the Olympia Reserve Fleet and delivered to Great Lakes Transit Corp.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
Displacement 4,021 t. gross
Cruise Radius unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 1,800 shp
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||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
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