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USAT Andrew D. White


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Freighter:
  • Laid down, 23 November 1942 as SS Andrew D. White a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) Cargo Ship under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 1232) at Marinship, Sausalito CA
  • Launched, 28 January 1943
  • Delivered, 27 February 1943, to the War Shipping Administration, allocated the the War Department the same day
    Named for Andrew Dickson White(1832-1918), historian and educator. White was the cofounder and first president of Cornell University, and the founder of the American Historical Society. White served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1879-1881 and 1897-1902, and the U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 1892-1894.
  • Laid up, 21 January 1947, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
  • Grain Program 1954
    Withdrawn to load Grain - 19 May 1954, to Pope & Talbot, General Agency Agreement
    Returned with load of grain - 11 June 1954
    Withdrawn to unload grain - 19 April 1957, to Pacific-Atlantic Steamship Co. General Agency Agreement
    Returned empty, 24 April 1957
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 6 February 1962, to Zidell Explorations, Inc. (Agents for Dulien Steel Products Co.) PD-X-613 dated 10 January 1962 for $55,678,75, withdrawn 1 March 1962
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity 7,700 DWT
    non-refrigerated 404,274 Cu ft
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 7,285 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Machine Corp. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    Ship's Service Generators
    three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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