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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 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
Displacement 2,689 gross tons
Speed 8.9 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 Lake Savus moored pierside at Boston, MA, date unknown.
||Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history available for USAT Ozark at NavSource
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