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USAT Oneida

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 1919, as the cargo ship SS Lake Gilboa for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Detroit Shipbuilding Corp., Wyandotte, MI.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Delivered in 1919 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold to William P. Clyde & Co, of New York in 1923, renamed SS Oneida
  • Acquired by Agwiline Inc., date unknown
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 30 October 1941, at New York City as a time charter from Agwiline Inc.
  • Allocated to the US Navy, 31 October 1941, as a time charter
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 28 November 1942, at New York City as a bare bottom charter from Agwiline Inc.
  • Allocated, 28 November 1942, to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a sub bare bottom charter
  • Final Disposition, foundered and sank off Cape Charles, Virginia, 4 May 1943
    Displacement 2,664 gross tons
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,500shp

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    Oneida 41k SS Lake Gilboa under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1920s. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    Maritime Quest -The Sinking of USAT Oneida
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