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USAT Northern Sword
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 1918, as the cargo ship SS Norma for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) / United Fruit Co. at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, DE.
Launched in 1918
Delivered in 1918 to United Fruit Co.
Sold to Sword Steamship Co., date unknown, renamed SS Northern Sword
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 16 September 1941, at New York City as a time charter from Sword Steamship Co.
Operated as a time charter by Sword Steamship Co. from 16 September 1941 to 6 November 1942
Allocated, 6 November 1942, to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a bare bottom charter
Final Disposition, lost by collision, 8 February 1943
Displacement 2,648 gross tons
Speed 10.5 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 1,700shp
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