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USAT San Pablo


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Cargo Ship :
  • Laid down in 1919 as SS San Pablo at Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Launched in 1919
  • Delivered in 1919 to the Balboa Shipping Co. flagged Panama, leased to United Fruit Co.
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 16 May 1942, from Balboa Shipping Co.
  • Operated by United Fruit Co. on a time charter from 16 May 1942 to 2 July 1942
  • Torpedoed and sunk, 2 July 1942
  • Raised, date unknown, and towed to Tampa FL. for repair
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration, 25 September 1943
  • Allocated, 25 September 1943, to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,305 gross tons
    Length 315'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 32'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft

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