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USAT King


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, date unknown, as the freighter SS Lake Faristell for the United States Shipping Board (USSB), at American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in 1919, to the USSB
  • Sold in 1926 to King Steamship Co. (Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co., Mgrs.), renamed SS King
  • Sold, 19 September 1941, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Transferred, 19 September 1941, to the War Department (Waterman Steamship Corp., Mgrs.)
  • Delivered, 16 July 1946, to the Maritime Commission, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
  • Transferred, 11 February 1947, to Waterman Steamship. Corp. under a General Agency Agreement
  • Sold, 12 August 1947, to Merchants Refrigeration Co.
  • Transferred in 1947 to Erini Shipping Co. S.A., reflagged Panama, renamed SS Milena
  • Renamed SS Evgena in 1948
  • Stranded near Cape Cod, MA, 7 September 1953, while on voyage from St. John's, Newfoundland, for Baltimore, MD.
  • Refloated and towed to Boston, MA by Merritt Chapman & Scottby salvage vessel MT Curb
  • Declared a constructive total loss and arrived at Baltimore, MD, 30 May 1954
  • Final Disposition, scrapped by Patapsco Scrap Co.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,625 t.(fl), 2,624 t. gross
    Length 251'
    Beam 43' 6"
    Draft 26'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    two 220 PSI boilers
    one 3 cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine,
    one propeller

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    King 47k SS King under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1636-1941.
    Image ID: 002892, courtesy Bowling Green State University Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
     

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