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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 Fairton for the United States Shipping Board (USSB), at American Shipbuilding, Wyandotte, MI.
Launched in 1919
Delivered in December 1919 to the United States Shipping Board
Acquired by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1932, coverted to a suction-dredge, rename Detroit Wayne
Used as flood control hulk by Corps of Engineers, 1932-1940
Sold to the Raritan Steamship Corp., re-converted to a cargo ship, renamed SS Raritan
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration circa 1941 as a bare bottom charter from the Raritan Steamship Co.
Allocated circa 1942 to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a sub bare bottom charter
Final Disposition, stranded on Seward Edge, Frying Pan Shoals, NC, February 28, 1942; became total loss.
Displacement 2,649 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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