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USAT Joseph V. Connolly
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down, 25 May 1945, as SS Joseph V. Connolly, a Maritime Commission type (Z-EC2-S-C5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3143) at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc., Panama City, FL.
Launched, 9 July 1945
Delivered, 8 August 1945, to the War Shipping Administration
Transferred, 8 August 1945, to the South Atlantic SS Line, under a General Agency Agreement
Delivered, 26 June 1946, to the War Department as a Boxed Aircraft Transport under a bare bottom charter
Final Disposition, burned and sank, 29 January 1948, in the North Atlantic
Displacement 10,760 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Speed 11 kts.
Armament two 3"/50 guns
Fuel Oil, 443,646 gals.
Diesel, 68,267 gals.
Fresh Water, 15,082 gals.
Ballast, 1,326,657 gals fresh water
two 220 PSI boilers
one 3 cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine,
one 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller,
Shaft Horsepower 2,500
Electric Generators 2
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