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USAT San Diego

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 1918 as the wooden steam lumber schooner SS San Diego for Hart Wood Lumber Co. at Mathews Shipbuilding Co., Hoquiam, WA.
  • Launched in 1918
  • Delivered in April 1919 to the Hart Wood Lumber Co.
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 29 July 1943, from the Hart Wood Lumber Co. at Coos Bay, OR. as a bare bottom charter
  • Allocated, 29 July 1943, to the War Department, Transportation Corps. as a sub bare bottom charter, at Coos Bay, OR.
  • Purchased, 20 February 1944, by the War Shipping Administration
  • Re-delivered, 29 November 1945, from the War Department to the War Shipping Administration
  • Delivered, 13 December 1946, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay
  • Sold, 18 June 1948, to Gardiner Manufacturing Co. (PD-X-450 dated 31 March 1948), for $1,493.00, withdrawn, 9 August 1948
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, 15 September 1950
    Displacement 1,437 gross tons
    Length 241'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 21'
    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 750shp

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