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USAT Delarof


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Freighter:
  • Laid down in 1919 as the Cargo ship SS Mokinkis at Pacific Coast Shipbuilding, Bay Point, CA. for the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered in April 1920 to the United State Shipping Board
  • Acquired by the Alaska Packers Association, date unknown
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 3 July 1942, as a bare bottom charter from the Alaska Packers Association, at Seattle, WA.
  • Assigned to the War Department, 3 July 1942, as a sub bare bottom charter, at Seattle, WA.
  • Assigned, 10 August 1945, to the Alaska Packers Association under a General Agency Agreement
  • Re-delivered, 11 December 1946, to the Alaska Packers Association
  • Sold by the Alaska Packers Association, 11 December 1946, to Compania Loma de Vapores S.A., renamed SS Nicki J., reflagged Panama
  • Renamed SS Bharatsena in 1947
  • Renamed SS Aloha in 1956
  • Final Disposition, foundered in 1958
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,800 gross tons
    Length 402'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 35'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    Triple expansion steam engine
    single shaft, 2,800shp

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