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USAT Morlen


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 1918, as the cargo ship SS Point Lobos for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched in 1918
  • Delivered in 1918 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Renamed SS Ernest H. Meyer in 1929
  • Sold, date unknown, to Lendal G. Gray
  • Rename changed to SS Morlen in 1940
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 6 August 1942, at Seattle, WA. as a bare bottom charter from Lendal G. Gray
  • Allocated to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a sub bare bottom charter, 6 August 1942, at Seattle, WA.
  • Assigned to Burns Steamship Co., 9 October 1945, under a General Agency Agreement at Seattle, WA.
  • Redelivered, 9 August 1946 to the estate of Lendal G. Gray
  • Sold in 1947 to the Friedborg Corp., renamed SS Friedborg
  • Renamed SS Nicolaos A. Mastrandreos in 1954
  • Final Disposition, burnt in 1967
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,186 gross tons
    Length 289'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 19'
    Speed 10 kts
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,600shp

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