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USAT Point San Pedro


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 Minooka for the United State Shipping Board (USSB) at Mobile Shipbuilding, Mobile, AL.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Delivered in February 1920 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Acquired in 1929 by McCormick Steamship Co., renamed SS Point San Pedro
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 13 March 1942, at New York City as a time charter from McCormick Steamship Co.
  • Operated by McCormick Steamship Co. as a time charter from 13 March to 18 December 1942
  • Reacquired by the War Shipping Administration, 18 December 1942, from McCormick Steamship Co. as a bare bottom charter
  • Allocated, 18 December 1942, to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a sub bare bottom charter
  • Purchased, 16 July 1944, by the War Shipping Administration at Brisbane, Australia
  • Sold, 16 April 1946, to the Chinese Supply Commission, renamed SS Hai Chien, reflagged China
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1958
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,280 gross tons
    Length 324'
    Beam 46'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 10.5 kts
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,600shp

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