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USAT John L. McCarley

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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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 1949, 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  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 May 1972 (PD-X-934) for $36,850.00, withdrawn, 13 July 1972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"
    Beam 59'
    Draft 22'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    two 220 PSI boilers
    one three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine
    single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, 2,500shp

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