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USAT San Antonio

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from 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 Ikatan for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in April 1920 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Purchased in 1926 by the Souther Steamship Co., renamed SS San Antonio
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 7 June 1942, from the Southern Steams Ship Co. at New Orleans
  • Operated from 7 June 1942 to 7 July 1942 as a time charter by the Southern Steamship Co.
  • Allocated as a time charter at New York City from the War Shipping Administration, by Agwilines Inc, from 7 July 1942 to 11 June 1943
  • Allocated, 11 June 1943, by the War Shipping Administration as a bare bottom charter to the War Department, Transportation Corp.
  • Re-delivered, 25 April 1946, to Southern Steamship Co., at Shanghai, China and simultaneously sold to the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. for $158,936.89, renamed SS Hai Ming, reflagged China
  • Renamed SS Hai Liao in 1947
  • Acquired in 1954 by the China Peoples Steam Navigation Co.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1970
    Displacement 2,689 gross tons
    Length 254'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft 1,500shp

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