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USAT Lake Ormoc

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1918 as the cargo ship MV Lake Ormoc for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte, MI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the United States Shipping Board in 1918
  • Acquired by the Ford Motor Co., date unknown
  • Acquired, 27 May 1942, by the War Shipping Administration from the Ford Motor Co. at New Orleans, LA.
  • Operated as a time charter by Ford Motor Co. from 27 May 1942 to 17 December 1942
  • Allocated, 17 December 1942, as a sub bare bottom charter to the War Department, Transportation Corp. at Baltimore, MD.
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 10 May 1946
  • Allocated, 10 May 1946, under a General Agency Agreement to Prudential Steamship Co., at New York, N.Y.
  • Redelivered, 2 July 1946, to the Ford Motor Co.
  • Sold, 18 July 1947, to Wingardh W. - Rederiaktiebolaget Neptunus, renamed MV Signefjord, reflagged Sweden
  • Resold in 1949 to ,Ottavio Assante di Cupillo, Naples, Italy, renamed MV Gunny, reflagged Italy
  • Final Disposition, wrecked, 22 December 1962, on voyage from Casablanca to Venice with a cargo of phosphates, ran aground and sank in heavy weather off Capo Rizzuto.
    Displacement 2,380 gross tons
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 24'
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 6-cyl diesel engine
    single shaft, 1,000shp

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    Lake Ormoc 46k MV Lake Ormoc moored pierside, date and location unknown. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Lake Ormoc 48k MV Lake Ormoc being towed by tug Santorem, Fordlandis, Brazil, 1 April 1930. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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