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Lost to enemy action, 7 July 1942

USAT Sicilien


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 1938 as MV Sicilien for Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen at Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore
  • Launched in 1938
  • Delivered in 1938, to Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen.
  • Acquired, 12 July 1941, by the War Shipping Administration at New York from the Danish Government by Executive Order
  • Allocated, 23 July 1941, as a bare bottom charter to the War Department, Transportation Corps
  • Final Disposition, torpedoed by U-172 10 miles south of Cape Beata, Dominican Republic, 7 July 1942, and sunk with loss of 27 crew members and 19 passengers (US Army troops)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,654 gross tons
    Length 272'
    Beam 40'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one 5-cyl diesel engine
    single shaft

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    Sicilien 18k SS Sicilien under way, circa 1941, location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of SSHSA Collection, University of Baltimore Library
    UBoat.com

    There is no history record for USAT Sicilien available at NavSource
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