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USAT Seminole

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Cargo Ship :
  • Laid down in 1919 as MV Seminole at Oscar Daniel, Tampa FL.
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in April 1920
  • Purchased, date unknown, by the War Shipping Administration
  • Operated under a General Agency Agreement by Grace Lines Inc. from 12 December 1941 to 6 July 1943
  • Allocated, 6 July 1943, as a bare bottom charter to the War Department, Transportation Corps
  • Laid up, 25 September 1945, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 July 1946, to Boston Metals Co. (PD-X-142) for $12,175.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 9 July 1946
    Displacement 5,867 gross tons
    Length 402'
    Beam 54'
    Draft 33'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 4-cyl diesel engine
    single shaft, 3,300shp

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