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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


Freighter:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,633 gross tons
    Length 241'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 18'
    Speed unknown
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    two 5-cyl Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engines
    two shafts, 900shp

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