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USAT John L. McCarley
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down, 10 January 1945, as the Liberty Ship SS John L. McCarley as Maritime Commission hull type Z-EC2-S-C5 under Maritime Contract (MCE hull 2346) at J.A. Jones Construction Co., Panama City, FL.
Launched, 14 February 1945
Delivered, 27 February 1945 to the War Shipping Administration
Assigned to Alcoa Steam Ship Co Inc. under a General Agency Agreement, 27 February 1945
Assigned to U.S. Lines under a General Agency Agreement, 23 April 1946
Assigned to Cosmopolitan Shipping Co. as a bare bottom charter, 29 August 1946
Assigned to Dichman, Wright & Pugh under a General Agency Agreement, 19 December 1946
Assigned to United Fruit as a bare bottom charter, 27 January 1947
Converted to a Box Aircraft Transport
Assigned to the War Department, Transportation Corps, 18 September 1947
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 19 August 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 May 1972 (PD-X-934) for $36,850.00, withdrawn, 13 July 1972
Displacement 11,365 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Speed 11 kts.
two 220 PSI boilers
one three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine
single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, 2,500shp
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