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USAT H. A. Scandrett


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Freighter:
  • Laid down in 1909 as the Freight SS North Star for Mutual Transit Co., at Great Lakes Engineering Works, St. Claire, MI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to Mutual Transit Co., Buffalo, N.Y., date unknown
  • Acquired by Overlakes Freight Corp, date unknown
  • Acquired, date unknown, by the Great Lakes Transit Corp.
  • Acquired, 21 July 1943, by the War Shipping Administration, at Mobile, AL.
  • Delivered to Alabama Dry Dock Corp, 21 July 1943, for conversion to Army service
  • Allocated to the War Department, 18 February 1943, as a bare bottom charter, at Mobile, AL.
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 21 November 1945, for lay up in in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title transferred, 25 April 1947, to Overlakes Freight Corp.
  • Delivered, 3 October 1947, to Overlakes Freight Corp.
  • Sold in 1947 to Baltic Chartering Co., Helsinki, Finland, renamed SS Hamina, reflagged Finland
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1954
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,958 gross tons
    Length 410'
    Beam 54'
    Draft 38'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating triple expansion steam engine
    single shaft, 2,500shp

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