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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
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
Displacement 4,005 gross tons
Speed 10 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
Triple expansion steam engine
single shaft, 2,300shp
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