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USAT City of Houston
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down in 1919 as the Cargo ship SS Lake Strymon at McDougall-Duluth Shipbuilding, Duluth, MN.
Launched, date unknown
Completed, November 1919
Delivered to the United States Shipping Board in April 1920
Sold to Southern Steamship Co., Philadelphia, PA., date unknown
Name changed to SS City of Houston, date unknown
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 1 June 1942, from the Southern Steamship Co. at Galveston, TX.
Time Charter to Agwilines Inc, 1 June 1942
Delivered to the War Department, 14 June 1943, as a sub bare bottom charter, at Hoboken, N.J.
Re-delivered to Southern Steamship Co., 4 January 1946, at Shanghai, China
Sold to the Republic of China by Southern Steamship Co., 4 January 1946, for $153,535.39, renamed SS Hai Wai
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,609 gross tons
Speed 10.7 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
Triple expansion steam engine
single shaft, 1,500shp
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