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USAT Lawrence Philips


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


cargo ship :
  • Laid down in 1917 as the cargo ship SS Point Arena for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Albina Engine & Machinery Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the United States Shipping Board in June 1918
  • Renamed SS Tillamook, in 1927
  • Acquired by the Lawrence Philips Steamship Co. in 1935, renamed SS Lawrence Philips
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 25 February 1942, from the Lawrence Philips Steamship Co., at San Francisco, CA.
  • Allocated to Matson Navigation Co. as a time charger from 25 February 1942 to 28 September 1942
  • Allocated to the War Department Transportation Corps as a bare bottom charter from 28 September 1942 to 2 May 1946
  • Allocated to Olympic Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement 2 May 1946
  • Redelivered, 20 August 1946 to A. C. Pembrothy & M.W. Crook (successors to Lawrence Philips Steamship Co.), renamed, SS Helen
  • Renamed SS Lee Che in 1948
  • Renamed SS Camis in 1950
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1958
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,117 gross tons
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 20'
    Speed 8kts
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,200shp

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