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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
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
Built 1919 as the machinery aft cargo ship SS Cowiche at Great Lakes Engine Works, Ashtabula, OH., for the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
Launched in 1919
Delivered in May 1919 to US Shipping Board
Renamed SS Brookings, date unknown
Sold to a French interest, reflagged France
Taken over, 7 February 1942, at Oakland, CA., by the United States Maritime Commission and delivered to the War Shipping Administration
Allocated to the War Department, 19 March 1942, as a bare bottom charter
Delivered, 10 May 1942, under a General Agency Agreement to Alaska Transportation
Re-delivered, 11 June 1942, to the War Department, US Army Transportation Corps.
Re-delivered, 13 February 1946, to the government of France at Los Angeles, CA.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1949
Displacement 2,227 gross t.
Speed 10 kts
Cargo Capacity unknown
Largest Boom Capacity unknown
Fuel Capacity unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single propeller, 1,350 hp
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