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Lost to enemy action, 10 June 1942

USAT Merrimack


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 1919, as the Cargo Ship SS Lake Floris for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) by MacDougall-Duluth, Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, 24 February 1920
  • Delivered in June 1920 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Acquired in 1933 by Merchant and Miners Transportation Co., Baltimore, MD., renamed SS Merrimack
  • Acquired by the War Department Transportation Corp. in 1942
  • Final Disposition, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-107 in Yucatan Channel, southwest of Cazumel Island, Mexico, 10 June 1942, while carrying military supplies to the Panama Canal Zone
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,606 gross tons
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,500shp

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    Merrimack 60k SS Merrimack moored pierside at Duluth, MN., circa 1930s. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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