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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


Aircraft Transport:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 10,760 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 24'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament two 3"/50 guns
    Capacities
    Fuel Oil, 443,646 gals.
    Diesel, 68,267 gals.
    Fresh Water, 15,082 gals.
    Ballast, 1,326,657 gals fresh water
    Propulsion
    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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