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USAT Diamond Cement


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 Eastern Coast at Yokohama Dry Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered in December 1919
  • Sold in 1930, to the Pacific Coast Coal Co., renamed SS Diamond Cement, reflagged United States
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 28 July 1942, as a bare bottom charter from the Pacific Coast Coal Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Assigned to the War Department, 28 July 1942, as a sub bare bottom charter, at Seattle, WA.
  • Assigned, 11 December 1945, to the Pacific Atlantic Steam Ship Co. under a General Agency Agreement
  • Re-delivered, 24 August 1946, to the Pacific Coast Coal Co.
  • Sold by the Pacific Coast Coal Co. in April 1952, to "Trinacraia" Societa Scilianna de Navigazione Maratitima, Italy, reflagged Italy
  • Renamed SS Zancle in 1952
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,005 gross tons
    Length 345'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 29'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    Triple expansion steam engine
    single shaft, 2,300shp

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