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USAT Lake Ellijay

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 1919 as the cargo ship SS Lake Ellijay for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Great Lakes Engine Works, Ecorse, MI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the United States Shipping Board in 1919
  • Purchased, 23 March 1943, by the War Shipping Administration for $12,500.00
  • Allocated to the War Department as a Bare Bottom Charter for use as a stevedore training ship
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 1 March 1946, for lay up in the Maritime Commission National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL>
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 October 1947, to Pinto Island Metals Co. (PD-X-332) for $23,676.00. Delivered, 7 November 1947
    Displacement 2,450 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,360shp

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    Lake Ellijay 60k SS Lake Ellijay moored pierside at Boston, MA. date unknown. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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