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USAT Alencon


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


Freighter:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,227 gross t.
    Length 254'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 27'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller, 1,350 hp

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