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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
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
cargo ship :
Laid down in 1919, as the cargo ship SS Fargo for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at McDougall-Duluth Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN.
Launched in 1920
Delivered in 1920 to United States Shipping Board
Sold in 1922 to Merchant & Miners Transportation Co., renamed SS Nantucket
Assigned in 1941 by Merchant & Miners Transportation Co. to their subsidiary North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co., renamed SS Norlago
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 11 December 1941, at Boston, MA. as a time charter from North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co.
Operated as a time charter by North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co. from 11 December 1941 to 29 March 1942 for the US Navy
Redelivered, 29 March 1942 to Merchant & Miners Transportation Co., by War Shipping Administration at New York for operation as a time charter
Allocated, 3 February 1943, to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a sub bare bottom charter
Returned to the Maritime Commission, date unknown, at Shanghai, China
Sold, 29 February 1945, to China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Delivered to China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., 1 February 1946, renamed SS Hai Hsiang, reflagged Republic of China
Sold in 1951 to Taiwan Navigation Co. in 1951, renamed SS Chang Hun
Final Disposition, scrapped at Taiwan in 1952
Displacement 2,606 gross tons
Speed 9.5 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 1,500shp
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||SS Nantucket under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1920s-1940.
||Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history record for USAT Norlago available at NavSource
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