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USAT Barbara Olsen
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 Laker SS Corrales by Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc, WI., for the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
Launched in 1918
Delivered in November 1918 to the USSB
Acquired in 1925 by Pillsbury-Curtis
Acquired in 1931 by Los Angeles Steamship Co.
Acquired in 1934 by California Steamship Co.
Acquired in 1935 by Matson Navigation Co.
Purchased by Oliver J. Olsen & Co. in 1940, named changed to SS Barbara Olsen
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 25 July 1942, from Oliver J. Olsen & Co.
Allocated, 25 July 1942, to the War Department under bare bottom charter from the War Shipping Administration
Re-delivered, 14 January 1946, to Oliver J. Olsen & Co.
Sold in April 1946 to Industrias Alimenticias Huachoa, reflagged Peru, renamed SS Rio Pastaza
Final Disposition, beached at Pimentol, Peru, 8 October 1964, after developing uncontrollable leaks. Declared a constructive total loss
Displacement 2,146 gross tons
Armed Guard unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single propeller, 1,250shp
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||SS Barbara Olsen under way, circa 1940, location unknown.
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