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USAT Julius H. Barnes

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1940 as the cargo ship MV Julius H. Barnes for the Erie and St Lawrence Corp., at Charleston Shipbuilding and Drydock, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the Erie and St. Lawrence Corp. in 1940
  • Acquired, 2 July 1942, by the War Shipping Administration
  • Operated as a Time Charter by Erie and St. Lawrence Corp. from 2 July 1942 to 23 December 1943
  • Allocated to the War Department and operated as a Bare Bottom Charter by Erie and St. Lawrence Corp. for the US Army Transportation Corp. from 23 December 1943 to 18 March 1946
  • Returned to Eire and St. Lawrence Corp., 18 March 1946
  • Sold in December 1957 to Toth Motorship Inc.
  • Final Disposition, wrecked off the coast of Colombia in 1973
    Displacement 1,633 gross tons
    Length 241'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 18'
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    two 5-cyl Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engines
    two shafts, 900shp

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