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USAT Rosebank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Cargo Ship :
  • Laid down in 1920 as the cargo ship SS Canadian Observer at Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, Ont. Canada
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in 1920 to Canadian Observer Ltd.
  • Sold in 1929 to Kingsley Navigation Co., renamed SS Rosebank
  • Acquired, 17 April 1943, by the War Shipping Administration as a bare bottom charter from the Kingsley Navigation Co., at Prince Rupert, Can.
  • Allocated, 11 May 1944, to the War Department, Transportation Corp. as a bare bottom charter, reflagged US
  • Re-delivered, 25 October 1945, to Kingsley Navigation Co. at Vancouver, B.C.
  • Sold in 1946 to A/B Nordfart (A. Wanander, Mgr.), reflagged Sweden
  • Resold in 1948 to Eastern Steam Navigation Co., Ltd, reflagged India
  • Resold in 1949 to Bombay Steam Navigation Co., Ltd
  • Resold in 1953 to Scindia Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.
  • Final Disposition, Sold for scrapping at Bombay, India, in October, 1955
    Displacement 2,410 gross tons
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft

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    Rosebank 13k SS Rosebank moored pierside, date and location unknown. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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