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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
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.
Displacement 1,625 t.(fl), 2,624 t. gross
Beam 43' 6"
Speed 11 kts.
two 220 PSI boilers
one 3 cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine,
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||SS King under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1636-1941.
Image ID: 002892, courtesy Bowling Green State University Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
There is no history record available for USAT King at NavSource
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MARAD Vessel History Database
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