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USAT Aristides

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1920 as the freighter SS Yokohama by Aktieb Oresundsvaret, Landskrona, Sweden
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in May 1920
  • Renamed SS Georgia, date unknown
  • Renamed SS Aristides, date unknown
  • Acquired, 12 July 1941, at New York, N.Y. by the War Shipping Administration per an Executive Order, dated 6 June 1941
  • Reflagged Panama, 26 September 1941
  • Turned over, 25 September 1942, under a General Agency Agreement to Isbrandtsen Steamship Co. Inc. at New York, N.Y.
  • Delivered, 2 August 1943, as a bare bottom charter to the War Department US Army Transportation Corp. at Norfolk, VA.
  • Turned over, 30 May 1944, under a General Agency Agreement to Waterman Steamship Corp. at Mobile, AL.
  • Transferred, 29 July 1944, under a General Agency Agreement to the Danish Ship Operations Corp.
  • Delivered, 21 September 1945, the the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Withdrawn, 13 June 1946, by the War Shipping Administration for redelivery to previous owners, Det Forende, Dampskibs-Selskab, Aktiesplskab, per Public Law 101
    Displacement 2,289 gross t.
    Length 310'
    Beam 45'
    Draft 22'
    Speed 9 kts
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity 214,000 cu. ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    one steam turbine
    single propeller, 2,375 hp

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