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USAT Atlantic Trader
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1918 as the Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter SS Crathone by Great Lakes Engine Works, Ashtabula, OH. for the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
Launched in 1918
Delivered in November 1918 to the USSB
Sold in 1926 to Peterson Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH., renamed SS Frank J. Peterson
Sold in 1936 to Saginaw Dock & Terminal Co., Cleveland, OH.
Chartered in 1941, by States Marine Corp.
Renamed SS Atlantic Trader in 1941
Acquired, 4 June 1942, at New York, N.Y. by the War Shipping Administration from the States Marine Corp.
Allocated, 25 October 1943, as a sub bare bottom charter to the War Department US Army Transportation Corp. at New York, N.Y.
Redelivered, 27 November 1946, States Marine Corp., at Manila, Philippines
Sold in November 1946 to Nationalist Chinese government's Teeshing Steamship Co., reflagged China, renamed SS Hsin Foo Shin
Renamed in 1949, SS Tai Yun
Renamed SS Northwind in 1958
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1961
Displacement 2,241 gross t.
Cargo Capacity 150,000 cu. ft.
Largest Boom Capacity unknown
Fuel Capacity unknown
one reciprocating triple expansion steam engine
two coal-fired boilers
single propeller, 1,250 shp
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