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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 - 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
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 Lake Gilboa under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1920s.
||Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history record for USAT Oneida available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Maritime Quest -The Sinking of USAT Oneida
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