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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Sold, 18 June 1948, to Gardiner Manufacturing Co. (PD-X-450 dated 31 March 1948), for $1,493.00, withdrawn, 9 August 1948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
Speed 10 kts.
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft 750shp
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