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USAMRS W.J. Conners
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 1900-01 as the cargo ship SS Mauch Chunk by Union Dry Dock Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.
Launched, date unknown
Completed and delivered in June 1901 to the Lehigh Valley Transportation Co.
Sold to the Great Lakes Transit Corp. in 1920, renamed SS W.J. Conners
Title acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 29 June 1942, from the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
Allocated to the War Department Transportation Corps., 26 April 1943
Modified for service as a Marine Repair Ship, dates and location unknown
USAMRS W.J. Conners was operated by a Coast Guard crew with administrative control retained by the Army
USAMRS W.J. Conners was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II
Delivered by the War Department, 16 June 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
Returned, 15 September 1947, to the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
Withdrawn, 15 September 1947, from the Astoria Reserve Fleet by Overlakes Freighting Corp.
Renamed SS Herringur in 1948, reflagged Iceland
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1957
Displacement 3,982 t. gross
Cruise Radius unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 1,800 shp
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||SS W.J. Conners underway on the Great Lakes in merchant service for the Great Lakes Transit Corp., circa 1920-1942.
HCGL /Main Image ID 003501
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