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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  • Withdrawn, 15 September 1947, from the Astoria Reserve Fleet by Overlakes Freighting Corp.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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,982 t. gross
    Length 391'
    Beam 50'
    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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    W.J. Connors 55k 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
    Bowling Green State University-Great Lakes Vessels Online

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