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USAMRS J.M. Davis
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 1912-13 as the package boat SS Boston by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, MI.
Launched, date unknown
Completed and delivered in March 1913 to Western Transit Co.
Sold to the Great Lakes Transit Corp. in 1916, renamed SS J.M. Davis
Title acquired by the War Shipping Administration in 1942, from the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
Allocated to the War Department, date unknown
Modified for service as a Marine Repair Ship, dates and location unknown
USAMRS J.M. Davis was operated by a Coast Guard crew with administrative control retained by the Army
USAMRS J.M. Davis was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II, housed 805th Army Ship Repair Unit in Japan in 1945
Delivered by the War Department, 4 April 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Purchased, 9 May 1947, by the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
Withdrawn, 9 May 1947, from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet and delivered to Great Lakes Transit Corp.
Resold to Pratt Steamship Co. in 1947
Resold in 1949 to Cia. Argentina De Transportes Maritimas S.R.L., renamed SS Canopus, reflagged Argentina
Final Disposition, Sold for scrapping in 1972 to Acenaz Bragado, demolition began at LaPlata, Argentina, in December, 1976
Displacement 4,357 t. gross
Cruise Radius unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 2,000 shp
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||SS Boston moored pierside in Great Lakes port while in merchant service for the Great Lakes Transit Corp., circa 1916-1942.
HCGL /Main Thro Image ID 000563
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