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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
Speed 10 kts.
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft 1,500shp
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