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USAT Barbara C


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Freighter:
  • Built in 1920 as the wooden lumber schooner SS Pacific by Kruse & Banks Shipbuilding Co., North Bend, OR. for W. R. Chamberlain
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in 1920
  • Named changed to SS Barbara C date unknown
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration, 12 January 1943, from W. R. Chamberlain at Alameda, CA.
  • Acquired, 12 January 1943, by the War Department under charter from the War Shipping Administration
  • USAT Barbara C served exclusively in Alaskan waters during World War II
  • Transferred, 26 January 1946, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Sold, 26 January 1946, to Schoffield Shipping Co.
  • Final Disposition, foundered in 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,240 gross tons
    Length 222'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 21'
    Speed unknown
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Crew unknown
    Armed Guard unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller, 850shp

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