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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
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
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
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||SS Rosebank moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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