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USAT Brooklyn Heights

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built in 1917 as yacht MV Moana by Sodra Varfvets Aktieb, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Launched in 1918
  • Delivered 1918
  • Name changed to MV Stranger, date unknown
  • Name changed to MV Utowana, date unknown
  • Name changed to MV Svealand, date unknown
  • Acquired, date unknown, by the American Motorship Corp., name changed to MV Brooklyn Heights
  • Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 22 April 1942, at New York, N.Y. from the American Motorship Corp.
  • Allocated, 22 April 1942, to the War Department under bare bottom charter from the War Shipping Administration
  • Delivered, 2 November 1945, to the Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Sold, date unknown, to Compania Mercante de La Oesta S/A, withdrawn from the reserve fleet, 10 January 1947, renamed MV Colima
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,020 gross tons
    Length 221'
    Beam 34'
    Draft 16'
    Speed 8 kts
    Officers unknown
    Crew unknown
    Armed Guard unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    two 500hp 4-cyl diesel engines
    two propellers, 1,000shp

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