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USAT Ozark


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 Lake Savus for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp., Manitowoc, WI.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Delivered in September 1919 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Renamed SS Ozark in 1924
  • Acquired by Agwiline Inc., date unknown
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 13 September 1941, at New York City as a time charter from Agwiline Inc.
  • Operated as a time charter by Agwiline Inc. from 13 September 1941 to 25 March 1943
  • Re-acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 25 March 1943, at New York City as a bare bottom charter from Agwiline Inc.
  • Allocated, 25 March 1943, to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a sub bare bottom charter
  • Re-delivered, 29 December 1946, to Agwilines Inc., at Shanghai, China
  • Sold, 4 January 1946 to the Chinese Government, renamed SS Hai Kan, reflagged China
  • Renamed, date unknown, SS Ping Tung
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in April 1959
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,689 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 8.9 kts
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,500shp

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    Ozark 54k SS Lake Savus moored pierside at Boston, MA, date unknown. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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